Emily Defina

Emily Defina is a Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation in the Pacific, based in the Canberra Mission. Emily attained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) from the University of New South Wales, where she completed her honours thesis in International Humanitarian Law.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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Can Humanitarian Action Remain Principled in Challenging Times?

This article, written for The Cove by the International Committee of the Red Cross, examines whether humanitarian actions can remain principled in modern conflicts.

By Emily Defina