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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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Sudan: Arrivals from South Sudan, 15 December 2013 - 26 November 2014

26 November 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Maps

Annual Report 2013 - Afghanistan

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Afghanistan

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Philippines

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Brussels

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Armenia

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Burundi

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Bangladesh

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Colombia

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Algeria

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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