In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Example: When country A and B are engaged in war, based on the Neutrality principle, the Red Cross personnel must not offer relief services to one country only. Assistance should be extended to those who are in most need, such as the wounded combatants and refugees of both countries.