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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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Health Care in Danger - January 2012 to December 2013

April 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

To Serve and to Protect - Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for Police and Security Forces

December 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Ambulance and Pre-Hospital Services in Risk Situations

November 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Violent incidents affecting health care: Health Care In Danger, January To December 2012

December 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Health Care in Danger, Making the Case

10 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

The need to know: restoring links between dispersed family members

24 January 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Enhancing Protection for Civilians in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

September 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

The Missing and Transitional Justice: the Right to Know and the Fight against Impunity

30 June 2006 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Adolescents Volunteering for Armed Forces or Armed Groups

31 December 2003 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Victimes et bourreaux: questions de responsabilité liées à la problématique des enfants-soldats en Afrique

31 December 2003 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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