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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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South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

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

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

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

Papua New Guinea: Family visit brings hope in East New Britain

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

Annual Report 2016 - Algeria

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Bangladesh

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Beijing (regional)

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Afghanistan

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Azerbaijan

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Burundi

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Central African Republic

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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