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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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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

Azerbaijan: the story of a woman left behind

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

Azerbaijan: deflecting the bullets

10 June 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Georgians and Abkhazis meet to clarify fate of persons missing from 1992-93 armed conflict

9 December 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Azerbaijan: bodies of two soldiers and one civilian handed over

6 November 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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