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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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Libya: Thousands need help following tribal clashes in Nafusa mountains

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

Libya: First-aiders on the front line

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

Libya: situation remains difficult for population of Bani Walid

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

Libya: more aid distributed as fighting drags on in Bani Walid

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

Libya: medical supplies delivered to Bani Walid amid tensions

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

Libya: military prosecutors discuss detention issues and international humanitarian law

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

Libya: aid for migrants in the south

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

Libya: unexploded munitions scar bodies and minds

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

Libya: ICRC evacuates 28 patients from Al Kufra

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

Libya: hardship and danger remain

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

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