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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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ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Afghanistan

May 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Afghanistan: ambulance used in attack on police training compound

7 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

The Layha for the Mujahideen: an analysis of the code of conduct for the Taliban fighters under Islamic law

31 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Afghanistan: untenable situation for civilians

15 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

The militarization of aid and its perils

22 February 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2009 - Afghanistan

19 May 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2007 - Afghanistan

27 May 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Afghanistan

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2005 - Afghanistan

1 June 2006 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2004 - Afghanistan

17 June 2005 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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