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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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Lebanon: Time is running out

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

Lebanon: Missing persons and their families

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

Number of Enquirers by District in Nepal 1996-2013 (For Persons for Whom ICRC Received Information on Death but Whose Human Remains Are Still Missing) (as of 31 July 2013)

4 September 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Maps

Number of Enquirers by District in Nepal 1996-2013 (For Missing Persons Whose Fate Has Still Not Been Confirmed) (as of 31 July 2013)

31 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Maps

Hateymalo Accompaniment Program: ICRC's Comprehensive Support Program to the Families of Missing Persons in Nepal

July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Profiles

Iraq/Kuwait: accounting for missing people remains a priority

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

Iran/Iraq: striving to end uncertainty for families of war missing

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

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