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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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Concern about deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees hospitalized in Israel

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

ICRC concerned about deteriorating health of three Palestinian detainees hospitalized in Israel

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

Philippines: Building the capacity of jail authorities to respond to overcrowding

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

Cambodia: Improving health care for detainees

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

Somalia: Detainees receive food, Quran for Ramadan

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

Honduras: Facilitating health care in detention

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

Palestinian hunger striker in critical state

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

Niger: Displaced persons in Diffa region utterly destitute

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

Bahrain: Experts discuss health care in places of detention

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

Madagascar: Fighting the plague within prisons and beyond

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

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