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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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Colombia: ICRC develops model to reduce urban violence in Medellín

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

Central African Republic: humanitarian situation deteriorating

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

Iran: experts discuss international humanitarian law

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

Central African Republic: help for people fleeing violence in Ndélé

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

Chile: health care for remote Mapuche communities

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: worrying situation in North and South Kivu

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

Armenia / Azerbaijan: civilian internee repatriated under ICRC auspices

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: urgent needs in Goma and surrounding area

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

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in the south

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

Sudan: ICRC facilitates handover of released soldiers in Darfur

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

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