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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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Ukraine: Another winter on the frontlin

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

Central African Republic: ICRC condemns killing of staff member

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

Iraq: Wounded civilians trapped in Mosul must be evacuated, treated

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

Philippines: ICRC steps up response to needs linked to fighting in Marawi City

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

Annual Report 2016 - Afghanistan

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

Yemen: ICRC strongly condemns civilian ship attack, calls for immediate investigation

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

Iraq: ICRC strongly condemns use of chemical weapons around Mosul

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

Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

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

International humanitarian law and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts

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

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