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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC has a legal mandate from the international community. That mandate has two sources: the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organizing relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts; the ICRC's Statutes, which encourage it to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply. The Geneva Conventions are binding instruments of international law, applicable worldwide. The ICRC Statutes are adopted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which takes place every four years, and at which States that are party to the Geneva Conventions take part, thereby conferring a quasi-legal or “soft law” status on the Statutes.  Website: www.icrc.org/
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Colombia: Insidious violence on the rise in 2015

10 March 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Philippines: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

1 March 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Annual Report 2014 - Chad

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014 - Mali

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014 - Myanmar

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Colombia: ELN releases three

4 November 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Growing concern for victims of fighting in North Kivu

1 November 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Colombia: FARC-EP frees United States citizen

27 October 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Sudan: ICRC visits Sudanese soldiers held by armed opposition group

27 August 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

A humanitarian perspective on the privatization of warfare

14 September 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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