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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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ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Egypt

May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Armenia

May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Democratic Republic of the Congo: worrying situation in North and South Kivu

6 December 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Maldives: aid reaches victims of unrest

17 February 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Côte d'Ivoire: hundreds of civilians killed in Duékoué

2 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Afghanistan

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Israel

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Sudan

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Angola

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Congo

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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