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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: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

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

ICRC Annual Report 2006 - Philippines

24 May 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2005 - Philippines

1 June 2006 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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