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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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Mali: on the spot helping people in the north

16 August 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: hopes for a better tomorrow amid volatile security situation

16 August 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Women in Armed Violence in Africa

August 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: insufficient access to health care exacerbates humanitarian crisis

26 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Africa: law against war crimes adopted

24 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Croatia: seventeen years on, missing persons list still contains more than 2000 names

18 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Zimbabwe: helping to reduce the impact of anti-personnel mines

17 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Nigeria: assisting thousands of people displaced by inter-community violence

17 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent maintain aid effort amid increased fighting

17 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: ICRC confirms that abducted staff member is free

14 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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