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close this bookAction by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Event of Breaches of International Humanitarian Law (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1981, 9 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. Action taken by the ICRC on its own initiative
View the document2. Reception and transmission of complaints
View the document3. Requests for inquiries
View the document4. Requests to take note of violations
View the documentGUIDELINES IN THE EVENT OF BREACHES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

4. Requests to take note of violations

Without being asked to open an inquiry, the ICRC may be called upon to record the result of violations of international humanitarian law. As was already mentioned, the ICRC is no judge above the parties involved. Moreover, it cannot engage in controversies that would only jeopardize its activities for the victims. The ICRC will therefore only comply with such requests if the presence of its delegates can facilitate its humanitarian tasks and if it has been assured that their presence will not be used to political ends.