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Dr Hugo Slim


Dr Hugo Slim is a leading international academic in humanitarian studies. His work has a particular focus on the ethics of war, the protection of civilians and the morality and practice of humanitarian action.
Hugo’s academic work and publications fall into five main areas:

  • Theoretical and practical thinking around the protection of civilians in war
  • Practical writing about the ethics and art of humanitarian fieldwork
  • Particular articles about civil-military relations in humanitarian operations
  • Guidance about mediation and peace processes to end civil wars
  • A variety of publications about participatory development practice

In all his work, Hugo attempts to bring practical ethical thinking to bear on the difficult moral and operational challenges of humanitarian action. He specializes in an easy and accessible writing style and aims to reach a wide audience, including: humanitarian workers; human rights activists; military personnel; politicians; peace activists and concerned members of the general public.

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