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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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Colombia: Germans released by ELN

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

Colombia: ICRC facilitates release of five people held by ELN

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

Colombia: Two police officers released by FARC-EP

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

Colombia: ICRC develops model to reduce urban violence in Medellín

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

Colombia: Two women freed by the ELN

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

Colombia: fighting disrupts health-care services in northern Cauca

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

Colombia: aid for 1,500 displaced people in El Mango, Cauca

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

Colombia: Aid distributed following fighting in Toribío

10 July 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

Colombia: violations increasing in forgotten areas

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

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