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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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Iraq: Population racked by heavy burden of decades of conflict

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

Iraq: Women struggle to make ends meet

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

Iraq: facts and figures 2010

1 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2009 - Iraq

19 May 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Iraq: No Let-up in the Humanitarian Crisis

15 March 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2005 - Iraq

1 June 2006 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2004 - Iraq

17 June 2005 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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