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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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Libya: Helping people resume normal life

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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Libya

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

Libya: Thousands need help following tribal clashes in Nafusa mountains

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

Libya: situation remains difficult for population of Bani Walid

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

Libya: more aid distributed as fighting drags on in Bani Walid

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

Libya: medical supplies delivered to Bani Walid amid tensions

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

Libya: aid for migrants in the south

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

Libya: ICRC evacuates 28 patients from Al Kufra

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

Libya: situation desperate in Sirte hospital

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

Libya: Wounded patients evacuated from Sirte hospital

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

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