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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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Concern about deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees hospitalized in Israel

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

Jordan: A mother and daughter make contact after two years apart

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

Somalia: Civilians must be spared from fighting

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

Yemen: ICRC abhors civilian deaths in Sana'a

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

Yemen: Abducted ICRC staff member released

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

'They die unnoticed.' Medical crisis grows in South Sudan

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

Afghanistan's health-care quandary: Travel treacherous roads for help, or wait for dawn?

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

Flowers of Tomorrow: The stone of hope for Gaza youth

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

Myanmar: Cash grant programme leads to new and restored livelihoods

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

Georgia: Finding dead son's remains ends ambiguity for mother

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

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