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