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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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Libya: military prosecutors discuss detention issues and international humanitarian law

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

Azerbaijan: the story of a woman left behind

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

Libya: aid for migrants in the south

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: civilians caught in conflict in east of country

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

Mali: 40 casualties treated in Gao hospital

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

Syria: civilians still trapped in Homs

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

South Africa: real threats to health care

25 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

Yemen: ICRC staff member killed in Abyan

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

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