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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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Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

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

International humanitarian law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts

October 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Conference Reports

Iraq: Up to one million people could be forced to flee their homes as fighting intensifies

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

Ukraine crisis: Civilian infrastructure must not be targeted

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

Ukraine crisis: Intensifying hostilities endanger civilian lives and infrastructure

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

Iraq: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Annual Report 2015 - Mali

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Nigeria

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Niger

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Ukraine: ICRC concerned by repeated attacks against civilian infrastructure in east

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

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