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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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Libya: First-aiders on the front line

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

Colombia: ICRC facilitates release of five people held by ELN

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

Colombia: Two police officers released by FARC-EP

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

Syria: Humanitarian situation catastrophic

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

Iran: Health care in conflict and other emergencies

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

Central African Republic: ICRC transfers seven military personnel released in Sam Ouandja

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

Mali: emergency aid for people displaced in centre of country

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

Mali: concern mounting over welfare of civilians

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

Iran: National Societies share ideas on helping migrants stay in touch

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

Central African Republic: situation still cause for concern

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

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