Last Updated: Friday, 23 September 2016, 14:58 GMT

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/
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 34 results
Georgia: Finding dead son's remains ends ambiguity for mother

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

Papua New Guinea: Living in the dark, still waiting for the missing

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

Lebanon: Families of missing have waited long enough

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

Ukraine crisis: Several thousand families still searching for their loved ones

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

Sri Lanka: Families of missing persons learn to cope together

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

Living between two realities in Afghanistan

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

Lebanon: Collection of biological samples renews hope for families of the missing

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

Western Balkans: Deep concern over numbers of people still missing in Kosovo

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

Sudan: ICRC facilitates handover of 18 people in Darfur

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

Lebanon: Time is running out

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

Search Refworld