Emmanuelle Strub

conflict – and having to deal with the pressures that go with both. The other challenge was monitoring the quality of the services offered and the impartiality with which they were being provided – monitoring that required resources and a new type of arrangement. Duty of Care From 2012 to 2016, security management also incorporated a legal dimension, as the organisation could be held liable if an incident harmed an employee. . The question of legal risk came up at MdM in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Fabrice Weissman

This article discusses the policy of absolute secrecy on abductions adopted by aid organisations. It argues that the information blackout on past and current cases is to a large extent a function of the growing role of private security companies in the aid sector, which promote a ‘pay, don’t say’ policy as a default option, whatever the situation. The article contends that secrecy is as much an impediment to resolving current cases as it is to preventing and managing future ones. It suggests abandoning the policy of strict confidentiality in all circumstances – a policy that is as dangerous as it is easy to apply – in favour of a more nuanced and challenging approach determining how much to publicise ongoing and past cases for each audience, always keeping in mind the interests of current and potential hostages.

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Planned Obsolescence of Medical Humanitarian Missions: An Interview with Tony Redmond, Professor and Practitioner of International Emergency Medicine and Co-founder of HCRI and UK-Med

In this interview with editors Tanja R. Müller and Gemma Sou, Tony Redmond reflects on his long career as a professor and practitioner of international emergency medicine and founder of UK-Med, an NGO that provides international emergency humanitarian medical assistance and which hosts the UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR) and UK International Emergency Medical Register (UKIEMR). He questions the usefulness of prioritising innovation in medical humanitarianism and advocates aiming for the same duty of care that one would offer in one’s everyday practice at home. In this, Tony is also critical of the term ‘humanitarian space’, as it by definition proclaims an imagined geographical entity where normal rules should not apply.

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Editors’ Introduction
Tanja R. Müller and Gemma Sou

Emergency Medicine and founder of UK-Med, an NGO that provides international emergency humanitarian medical assistance and which hosts the UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR) and UK International Emergency Medical Register (UKIEMR). He questions the usefulness of seeking innovation in medical humanitarianism but advocates to aim for the same duty of care that one would offer in one’s everyday practice at home. In this, Tony is also critical of the term ‘humanitarian space’, as it by

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

notion of ‘duty of care’, and the risk of legal action against agencies that fail in their duty of care, have shaped staff-security strategies ( Edwards and Neuman, 2016 ). They may explain why harder security measures, greater recourse to evacuation and a more forward-looking approach focused on assessing and managing risks characterise staff-security strategies as compared with civilian-protection strategies. They may also explain some of the

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Oonagh McDonald

also revealed the contents of anonymous complaints from other employees. 6 These events were the background to the rules concerning whistleblowers introduced as part of the Act. The full board of directors delegates the financial oversight responsibility to the audit committee, but both have a duty of care to the company and its shareholders, which means that the board members must be duly diligent and must act in good faith. For audit committee members the duties are more onerous. They must be fully informed, have a thorough understanding of the

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Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition
Monica Mookherjee

priority over duties of care and reciprocity towards fellow citizens within a nation. The emphasis in this dimension is still on lived experience rather than objective social structures, as the very deprived in remote regions may experience their constraints in very different ways. I call this potential diversity in female experiences worldwide, the resistance within commonality moment

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David M. Turner and Daniel Blackie

becoming more common in the deeper mines of north-east England at this time.29 Kentish’s work addressed what he saw as neglect by the medical faculty of coal workers that stemmed from their feelings of ‘disgust’ about mining as a dirty and unpleasant occupation, hidden from sight underground.30 He addressed his work to the ‘Proprietors of Collieries Upon the River Tyne’, whom he regarded as the ‘natural guardians of the health and comforts’ of their workers, situating the medical treatment of miners’ injuries within a nexus of paternalistic duty of care.31 Recognition of

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The Republic and Northern Ireland since 1990
Michael Parker

her book, Goodbye to Catholic Ireland (2000), the journalist Mary Kenny denounced not only the Church, but also the Irish state, the middle classes and the media for utterly failing in their duty of care.25 In the course of the 1990s and since, several prominent politicians and leading business-figures in the Republic found themselves under investigation, facing charges of criminality, corruption and hypocrisy. One of the earliest tribunals set up by Charles Haughey’s government, the Hamilton enquiry, uncovered crooked business practices and tax evasion in the beef

in Irish literature since 1990
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Oonagh McDonald

the Master Agreements for assessing the value of terminated transactions. The process involves reconciling and reviewing counterparty valuations and then agreeing on a settlement. It is extremely demanding, owing to the duty of care imposed on the trustee, who has to review the methods by which each non-defaulting party reached its early termination amount for each derivative trade. With over 6,000 counterparties and about a million transactions to be considered, it is not surprising it took two years to settle 45.6 per cent of the claims. Miller

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