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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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Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

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

Philippines: Building the capacity of jail authorities to respond to overcrowding

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

Philippines: Aid for 12,500 displaced people in Lanao del Sur

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

Annual Report 2015 - Philippines

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Philippines: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

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

Philippines: Improved living conditions for inmates affected by Leyte prison fire

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

Annual Report 2014 - Philippines

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

Annual Report 2013 - Philippines

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Philippines: Aid reaches thousands hit by violence in Zamboanga

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

Philippines: New physiotherapy clinic in Mindanao

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

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