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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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Lake Chad: 'Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition'

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

Iraq: Keeping children alive

17 October 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ICRC statement to the United Nations, 2012

19 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Summary Table of the IHL Provisions Specifically Applicable to Children

31 March 2003 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Legal Protection of Children in Armed Conflict

28 February 2003 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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