HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands has made her mark in the annals of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
In this anthology prominent members of the world community and global experts and practitioners come together to pay tribute to Princess Margriet for her decades of dedicated service to the Movement and the Netherlands Red Cross Society. This tribute takes place on the occasion of the end of her eight-year tenure as Chair of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Under the Princess’s guidance, the Standing Commission has come to play a strong and unifying role in the Movement.
This unique collection of scholarly and inspirational essays offers a wealth of information on the constituent components and statutory bodies of the Movement and contemplates its mission to help victims and improve the lives of vulnerable people. It addresses the humanitarian concerns and challenges of our time. The anthology further provides a unique forum for the current debates on the application and development of international humanitarian law. It also discusses the Movement’s relations with governments and external partners and the contribution of volunteers. This is the first book to bring the relatively unknown Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and its work prominently to the fore. Making the Voice of Humanity Heard is essential and accessible reading for anyone interested in the daunting tasks and fundamental role of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as well as the contemporary threats and challenges to humanitarian assistance and international humanitarian law.