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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Sigrid Mehring

Subject(s):
Humanitarian intervention — Care for the sick and wounded — Armed conflict — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — International Labour Organization (ILO) — International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (‘International Federation’) is one of the three independent components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (‘Movement’). Pursuant to Art. 6 (3) Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (‘Statutes of the Movement’) , the International Federation’s general object is: to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and...
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