International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The ICRC was founded in Geneva in Feb. 1863. Its mission is to lay down rules governing the use of force in war and to safeguard the weak. The ICRC’s activities are aimed at protecting and assisting the victims of armed conflict and internal violence and enabling them to regain their autonomy. The main treaties governing international law are the Geneva Conventions (1949) and the Additional Protocols (1977).
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