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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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Internal displacement: Some reflections on cracking the urban challenge

23 September 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Commentaries

IHL & the protection of migrants caught in armed conflict

4 June 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC statement to UN Security Council open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict

23 May 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Addressing Internal Displacement in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Violence

25 January 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Impartiality and Intersectionality

16 January 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Commentaries

The Independent Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission: Has the 'Sleeping Beauty' Awoken?

9 January 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Challenges & dilemmas in frontline negotiations: Interview with Claude Bruderlein

4 January 2018 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Pakistan: Stranded in Somalia, fishermen finally return home

17 December 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Living with landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

4 December 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: Back on their feet, armed with faith and dignity

1 December 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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