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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: improved rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Nasiriya

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

Mexico: health-care workers on the front line

30 January 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

Nigeria: helping surgeons to enhance their skills

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

Somalia: mortars hit Mogadishu's Keysaney Hospital

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

Sudan: animal health - a matter of life and death in Darfur

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

Côte d'Ivoire: the difficult return of refugees and other displaced people

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

Chile: incorporating human rights into all aspects of police training

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

Senegal: ICRC visits eight people held by MFDC in Casamance

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

Afghanistan: outlook remains bleak despite progress in some areas

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

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