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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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Iraq: Population racked by heavy burden of decades of conflict

15 March 2013 | 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

Iran/Iraq: striving to end uncertainty for families of war missing

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

Iraq: working to achieve a brighter future for women heading households

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

Iran/Iraq: search for war missing yields new results

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

Iraq: improved rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Nasiriya

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

Iraq: people living in rural areas remain among the most affected

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

Iraq: thousands flee shelling in northern border areas

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

Iraq: helping women in their struggle to feed their families

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

Iraq/Iran: handover of remains brings hope to families of the missing

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

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