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Irish Red Cross
#1
Found this elsewhere:


Department of Defence and the Defence Forces Strategtatemy Sent 2015 - 2017

Includes:

Commitment:

The initiation of a detailed legal review of the basis, structures and governance of the Irish Red Cross to improve its functioning in the light of changing circumstances. 

Status:


The Department is continuing work on the review in consultation with the Irish Red Cross Society. The review mainly relates to the codification and updating of the various legal instruments on the Red Cross which date from 1938. It is anticipated, subject to Government approval, that a Red Cross (Amendment) Bill will be published during the lifetime of the Government. 

(page 33 of linked Statement)

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#2
What comments are you looking for?

The Dept of Defence is looking to update the legal status/elements of the Red Cross Bill.
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#3
(21-03-2015, 12:23 AM)Florence_N Wrote: What comments are you looking for?

The Dept of Defence is looking to update the legal status/elements of the Red Cross Bill.

"The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement."

An independent humanitarian service, set up in accordance with the Geneva Convention, under the control of a Department that controls the Military of the country, surely is not independent?
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#4
we are not under the control of the Dept of defense, they have a small number of reps on the board but only about 10% the changes they are talking about are probably to bring the red cross act in line with the charities act
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#5
Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies must have a legal status in the country the operate. Countries must also sign up to the Geneva Conventions & other International Humanitarian Law agreements. All this is done to protect the emblem and those working under it. Any abuses can result in prosecutions.

The RC Act was written in 1930s. What will happen is the act will be repealed and the formation of a new legal framework for the Red Cross.
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