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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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Annual Report 2014 - Libya

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Libya: Migrants suffer as security remains poor

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

Libya: situation remains difficult for population of Bani Walid

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

Libya: ICRC evacuates 28 patients from Al Kufra

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

Libya: situation desperate in Sirte hospital

11 October 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: Wounded patients evacuated from Sirte hospital

6 October 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: supporting medical services in disputed areas

15 September 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: over 600 civilians evacuated from conflict-torn Misrata

18 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: unexploded munitions pose major risk for civilians

6 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: fighting still raging, one month on

16 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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