The role of the International Commitee of the Red Cross
The Oxford handbook of international law in armed conflict
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent and impartial organization dedicated to the protection and care of victims of armed conflict and other violent situations. It also vows to uphold international humanitarian law (IHL) and universal humanitarian principles. This chapter explains the ICRC’s mandate and activities, and its contributions to the clarification and development of IHL.
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