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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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Syria: needs increase as situation deteriorates

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

Kosovo: ICRC hands over software for management of missing persons data

8 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

Iraq/Kuwait: accounting for missing people remains a priority

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

Rwanda: towards more effective arms control in the Great Lakes region

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

Syria: thousands of displaced in al-Holeh need urgent help

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

Colombia: journalist Roméo Langlois released

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

Mali: situation alarming for people in north and centre

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: humanitarian situation deteriorates in the Kivus

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

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