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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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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

Nepal: Police training geared to emergencies

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

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores the death of another aid worker in Syria

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

Nepal: ICRC for Humanitarian Assistance

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

Myanmar: Hardships abound in violence-stricken Rakhine state

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

Libya: Migrants suffer as security remains poor

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

Rwanda: Wounded soldiers treated at Gisenyi hospital

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

Sudan: Armed group releases five soldiers

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

Refugees, returnees and displaced persons: ICRC statement to the United Nations, 2013

6 November 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Yemen: 23 wounded evacuated from Dammaj

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

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