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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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Nagorny Karabakh: ICRC submits updated list of missing persons

15 December 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Armenia: A fate not wished on anyone

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Nagorny Karabakh: Longing grows with the passage of time

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Armenia: Living with hope amidst the enduring pain of uncertainty

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Nagorny Karabakh conflict: ICRC visits prisoners of war

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

Azerbaijan/Armenia: Civilian internees repatriated under ICRC auspices

20 March 2013 | 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

Azerbaijan: families of missing persons gather for commemoration

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

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