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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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Annual Report 2016 - Suva (regional)

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Western Balkans (regional)

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Chad

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Somalia: Big influx at nutritional feeding centres for children

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

Yemen: Access to detainees a humanitarian must

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

Tajikistan: ICRC provides medical supplies to Ishkashim District Hospital

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

Detainees' contacts with families are Israel's obligation under IHL

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

I Saw My City Die

May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Yemen: As situation deteriorates, ICRC doubles its aid budget

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

Lebanese authorities must pass a law on missing persons

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

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