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Part I Introduction, Ch.2 The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Jakob Kellenberger

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Edited By: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, Tom Haeck (Assistant Editor), Alice Priddy (Assistant Editor)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

Humanitarian intervention — Acts of international organizations — National liberation movements — Human rights remedies — Geneva Conventions 1949
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent or alleviate suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC is present in some 80 countries and has around 13,000 staff members. As such, it is one of the largest...
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