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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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Georgia/Abkhazia/South Ossetia: More than 30 gravesites to be excavated in search for missing people

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

Ukraine: Experts discuss identification of mortal remains in armed conflict and other emergencies

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

Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

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

Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

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

Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

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

Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC facilitates transfer of body of soldier

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

Georgia/South Ossetia: Tenth meeting held to seek ways forward on issue of missing persons from conflicts of 1990s and 2008

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

Annual Report 2015 - South Sudan

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Iran/Iraq: search for war missing yields new results

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

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