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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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More needs to be done to clarify the fate of over 1,600 people missing in relation to conflict in Kosovo

28 June 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Missing Israeli nationals: Hamas must abide by international humanitarian law

8 June 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Ukraine crisis: Too many families still searching for missing loved ones

24 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Lebanese authorities must pass a law on missing persons

13 April 2017 | 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

Papua New Guinea: Living in the dark, still waiting for the missing

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

Lebanon: Families of missing have waited long enough

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

Ukraine crisis: Several thousand families still searching for their loved ones

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

Sri Lanka: Families of missing persons learn to cope together

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

Living between two realities in Afghanistan

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

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