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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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Libya: ICRC evacuates 28 patients from Al Kufra

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

Libya: hardship and danger remain

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

Libya: explosive devices continue to kill and maim civilians

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

Libya: situation desperate in Sirte hospital

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

Libya: Wounded patients evacuated from Sirte hospital

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

Libya: supporting medical services in disputed areas

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

Libya: helping identify the dead

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

Libya: distressing humanitarian situation in Tripoli and the west

29 August 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

Libya: reuniting hundreds of families

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

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