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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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Syria: civilians still trapped in Homs

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

Syria: ICRC-SARC condemn strongly the killing of a volunteer

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

Syria: ICRC still attempting to enter worst-hit areas of Homs

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

Syria: needs increase as situation deteriorates

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

Syria: thousands of displaced in al-Holeh need urgent help

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

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Syrian Arab Republic

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

Syria: Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer killed

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

Situation in Syria: latest update

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

Syria: urgent call for daily halts in fighting

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

Syria: Syrian Arab Red Crescent secretary-general killed

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

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