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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: humanitarian situation deteriorates in the Kivus

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

Violence against health care must end: it's a matter of life and death

11 May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Commentaries

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Democratic Republic of the Congo: humanitarian situation worsening in South Kivu

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo/South Sudan: 61 children reunited with their families

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICRC evacuates war casualties in South Kivu

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Red Cross condemns lack of respect for its emergency services

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo/South Sudan: children reunited with families

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: over 70 children rejoin their families

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

Health Care in Danger, Making the Case

10 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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