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International Committee of the Red Cross

Together with the National Societies and the International Federation, the ICRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It has the humanitarian mission to protect lives and dignity exclusively during war and internal violence. The Committee takes the leading role in conflict situations and promotes an essential work by protecting and assisting victims and fostering respect for IHL. Important roles include reuniting families separated by conflict, dialoguing with parties involved in the armed conflict, carrying out visits to detention centers and assessing the conditions of the detainees.

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The ICRC is also responsible for the Customary IHL Database, which is the base for part of our work.


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