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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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Côte d'Ivoire: an uncertain return

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

Women in Armed Violence in Africa

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

Côte d'Ivoire: the difficult return of refugees and other displaced people

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

Côte d'Ivoire: hoping to live a normal life again

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

Laurent Gbagbo and other detainees visited by ICRC

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

Côte d'Ivoire: security situation prevents many from returning home

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

Côte d'Ivoire: enhanced medical care for conflict victims

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

Côte d'Ivoire: hundreds of civilians killed in Duékoué

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

Côte d'Ivoire: the internally displaced - so close and yet so far from home

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

Côte d'Ivoire: Following clashes, ICRC concerned about inhabitants of Abobo

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

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