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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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Rwanda: Wounded soldiers treated at Gisenyi hospital

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

Sudan: Armed group releases five soldiers

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

Sudan: ICRC visits Sudanese soldiers held by armed opposition group

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

Sudan: Soldiers including wounded released in Darfur

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

Sudan: More Sudanese soldiers released in Darfur

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

Sudan: Handover of 14 soldiers in Darfur

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

Sudan: ICRC facilitates handover of released soldiers in Darfur

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

Guinea-Bissau: detainees visited following attack on barracks

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

Afghanistan: outgoing ICRC head warns of humanitarian crisis

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

Colombia: fighting disrupts health-care services in northern Cauca

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

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