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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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Yemen: Alleviating the suffering of detainees

31 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: ICRC confirms safe return of staff members

16 May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Yemen

May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Yemen: hopes for a better tomorrow amid volatile security situation

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

Yemen: ICRC confirms that abducted staff member is free

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

Yemen: ICRC staff member killed in Abyan

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

The ICRC in Yemen

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

Yemen: tens of thousands in Abyan in need of urgent help

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

Yemen: scores of civilian casualties in intense fighting in Abyan

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

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Yemen

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

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