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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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Iraq/Iran: handover of remains brings hope to families of the missing

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

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Iraq

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

Iraq: Women struggle to make ends meet

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

Iraq: facts and figures 2010

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

The militarization of aid and its perils

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

Iraq: unexploded munitions put civilians at risk

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

Iran/Iraq: redoubling efforts to clarify fate of missing from 1980-1988 war

11 January 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Maps

ICRC Annual Report 2009 - Iraq

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

ICRC Annual Report 2007 - Iraq

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

Iraq: No Let-up in the Humanitarian Crisis

15 March 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

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