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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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Pakistan: More than 50 people killed in horrific bomb attack on hospital in Quetta

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

Annual Report 2015 - Pakistan

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

Pakistan: Campaign to make Karachi safer for ambulance services

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

Annual Report 2014 - Pakistan

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Pakistan

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Pakistan

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

Pakistan: ICRC activities to continue on reduced scale

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

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Pakistan

May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Pakistan: kidnapped ICRC delegate murdered

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

Pakistan: ICRC staff member abducted in Quetta

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

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