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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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Nigeria: ECOWAS member states discuss implementation of international humanitarian law

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

Iraq: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Yemen: ICRC facilitates release of prisoners in Aden

6 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: Hard living conditions and a difficult security environment

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

Yemen: Alleviating the suffering of detainees

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

Colombia: Social unrest hinders access to health care

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

DR Congo: Violence against civilians in Masisi must stop

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

Iran: experts discuss international humanitarian law

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

Sierra Leone: parliament incorporates international humanitarian law

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

Nigeria: focus on international humanitarian law in West Africa

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

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