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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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Syria: Water used as weapon of war

4 September 2015 | 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

Yemen: Two ICRC staff members killed in attack

2 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

Lebanon: Missing persons and their families

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

Yemen: Situation deteriorating in Taiz

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

Armenia: A fate not wished on anyone

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

Nagorny Karabakh: Longing grows with the passage of time

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

Armenia: Living with hope amidst the enduring pain of uncertainty

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

Peru: Searching for the missing decades after war

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

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