About this blog

Welcome to Influence & Ethics!

This blog has been created to provide regularly updated content on Humanity & Inclusion (also known as Handicap International)’s advocacy work and in-depth analyses developed by the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action.

The aim is to alert on key events or issues, disseminate analyses, ethical insights or policy recommendations and engage in critical thinking. It is updated by HI’s Advocacy Team and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action, with input from programs’ and missions’ staff, as well as experts from our networks.

You will find on this blog:

  • Publications and advocacy tools on the three themes of HI’s advocacy work: reduction of armed violence, inclusive development, humanitarian response,
  • Comments and follow-up articles on key events on the international agenda,
  • Reactions to upcoming news related to our fields of intervention,
  • In-depth analyses with an ethical, political or legal perspective,
  • Insights on key issues related to our field of work by external contributors or members of HI’s Federation,
  • Information about events and projects planned by the federal advocacy team or the Institute.

Public comments and privacy policy


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The legal basis is Article 6.1.a of the European regulation on the protection of personal data, namely consent, which you can withdraw at any time by exercising your rights.

HI is eager to protect your privacy, and will abide by the provisions of the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 and (EU) Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (the GDPR), from the time it entered into force on 25 May 2018, as set out below.

Data Controller

The data collected on this site is under the responsibility of Fédération Handicap International:

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Why do we collect your data and how long do we keep it?

Depending on how you browse our site, the data we collect may be processed for the following purposes:

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The duration of data processing is limited to the time strictly necessary for the accomplishment of the aforementioned purposes, it being understood that you can withdraw your consent and you can exercise your rights at any time, in order to unsubscribe.

Parties who will receive your data

Your data will be processed internally, by the HI departments concerned, or transmitted to third parties instructed by HI, as necessary for the abovementioned purposes.

Your rights

Under (EU) Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016, you have the right to access, correct or challenge any data held on you (including the sending of postal communications), and the right to restriction of processing, to data portability and to erasure of this data, with effect from 25 May 2018.

If you wish to exercise your rights, simply contact our Data Protection Officer, who guarantees our policy of protection of personal data

By mail:

Fédération Handicap International

138, avenue des Frères Lumière

CS 78378

69371 Lyon Cedex 08 – France


+33 (0) 4 78 69 79 79

Fax: + 33 (0) 4 26 68 75 25



If you experience any problems in connection with the management of your personal data, you can refer the matter to the French Data Protection Commission (CNIL) or to any competent supervisory authority :

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On the website : www.cnil.fr

Security measures

In its capacity as data controller, Fédération Handicap International takes all useful precautions to maintain data security and confidentiality, to prevent this data being distorted or corrupted, and to deny unauthorised third parties access to it.

Under (EU) Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016, our subcontractors and data processors are legally bound to take the organisational and technical steps necessary to maintain the security and confidentiality of your data.

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