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date: 10 July 2020

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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.

Keywords: International Committee of the Red Cross, international humanitarian law, human rights

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