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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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Croatia: seventeen years on, missing persons list still contains more than 2000 names

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

Zimbabwe: helping to reduce the impact of anti-personnel mines

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

Nigeria: assisting thousands of people displaced by inter-community violence

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

Syria: ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent maintain aid effort amid increased fighting

17 July 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

Colombia: aid for 1,500 displaced people in El Mango, Cauca

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: responding to the most urgent needs in North Kivu

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

Russia: Red Cross continues to assist flood victims in Krasnodarsky Krai

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

Colombia: Aid distributed following fighting in Toribío

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

Syria: Red Cross Red Crescent Movement deplores killing of aid worker

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

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