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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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Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III)

8 December 2005 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)

8 June 1977 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

8 June 1977 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (Second Geneva Convention)

12 August 1949 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Fourth Geneva Convention)

12 August 1949 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (First Geneva Convention)

12 August 1949 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (Third Geneva Convention)

12 August 1949 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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