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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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Yemen: Situation deteriorating in Taiz

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Armenia: A fate not wished on anyone

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Nagorny Karabakh: Longing grows with the passage of time

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Armenia: Living with hope amidst the enduring pain of uncertainty

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Peru: Searching for the missing decades after war

27 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: ICRC office in Aden attacked

25 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: ICRC facilitates release of prisoners in Aden

6 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: Intensified ground fighting heightens civilian suffering

24 July 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

10 July 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Annual Report 2014 - Brussels

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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