Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)
Through humanity to peace: Efforts of Red cross and Red crescent to create a world free of war and conflicts
Author(s): Christian Guillermet Fernández, David Fernández Puyana
Abstract: Peace has always been seen as an endless project, even a dream, to be in brotherhood realized by everyone across the earth. Since the XVII century the elimination of war and armed conflict has been a political and humanitarian objective of all nations in the world. The Red Cross and Red Crescent were conceived with the spirit of alleviating the war victims’ suffering as a mean to contribute to the promotion of peace. In addition, the founders of the Red Cross wanted to eliminate the risk of war through the promotion of peace, cooperation and solidarity among Nations. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the subsequent human rights and international humanitarian law instruments were drafted with a sincere aspiration of promoting the value of human dignity, peace and human rights worldwide. International practice shows the close linkage between the disregard of human rights and the existence of war and armed conflict.