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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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Central African Republic: ICRC transfers seven military personnel released in Sam Ouandja

28 January 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

Bangladesh: border guards strengthen their awareness of international humanitarian and human rights laws

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

Mexico: medical provision in jeapoardy in Ciudad Juarez

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

Afghanistan: ambulance used in attack on police training compound

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

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