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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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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

Colombia: violations increasing in forgotten areas

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

Colombia: Four soldiers and six police officers released by FARC-EP

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

Colombia: Assistance for civilians affected by fighting in Chocó

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

Colombia: Emergency aid for displaced families in Cauca

1 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

Colombia: health-care workers under pressure

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

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Colombia

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

Hard choices in rural Colombia: to flee violence or stay home

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

Colombia: rebuilding a shattered life

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

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