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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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I Saw My City Die

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

ICRC supports new physical rehabilitation centre in Sudan

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

Living with Uncertainty: Needs of the Families of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka

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

Missing Persons In Nepal: Updated List - 2013

August 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Missing Persons in Nepal: The Right to Know

August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

The Layha for the Mujahideen: an analysis of the code of conduct for the Taliban fighters under Islamic law

31 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Iraq: facts and figures 2010

1 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Informe 2009 Colombia

22 April 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Iraq: No Let-up in the Humanitarian Crisis

15 March 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

Dignity Denied in the Palestinian Occupied Territories

November 2007 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

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