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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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Cambodia: Improving health care for detainees

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

Afghanistan: Getting people with disabilities back on their feet

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

Situation in Aleppo "devastating and overwhelming" says ICRC's most senior official in Syria

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

International community must urgently address needs of tens of thousands of people trapped between Jordan and Syria

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

ICRC update on operations in Juba, South Sudan

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

Ukraine crisis: Civilian infrastructure must not be targeted

8 July 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

Lebanon: Collection of biological samples renews hope for families of the missing

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

Nigeria: ECOWAS member states discuss implementation of international humanitarian law

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

Sudan: ICRC postpones operation to transfer detainees

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

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