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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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Sudan: ICRC facilitates handover of 125 detainees in cross-border operation

5 March 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

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

Living with Uncertainty: Needs of the Families of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka

July 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Lebanon: Collection of biological samples renews hope for families of the missing

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

Colombia: Insidious violence on the rise in 2015

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

Liberia / Côte d'Ivoire: ICRC resumes cross-border family reunifications

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

Nagorny Karabakh: ICRC submits updated list of missing persons

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Almost 7,000 people still missing

19 November 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

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