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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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Myanmar: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

21 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

20 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

20 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Ukraine crisis: ICRC participates in release and transfer of six conflict-related detainees

17 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC concerned about deteriorating health of three Palestinian detainees hospitalized in Israel

15 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Lebanon: Families of missing have waited long enough

31 August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Ukraine crisis: Several thousand families still searching for their loved ones

30 August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Sri Lanka: Families of missing persons learn to cope together

26 August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Living between two realities in Afghanistan

26 August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Russian Federation: "The future is here, and it is not looking good to me"

24 August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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