|ICRC Action on Behalf of Prisoners (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1998, 36 p.)|
The ICRC acts to help all victims of war and internal violence, attempting to ensure implementation of humanitarian rules restricting armed violence.
The ICRC's mission arises from the basic human desire, common
to all civilizations, to lay down rules governing the use of force in war and to
safeguard the dignity of the weak.
The ICRC's activities are aimed at protecting and assisting
the victims of armed conflict and internal violence so as to preserve their
physical integrity and their dignity and to enable them to regain their autonomy
as quickly as possible.
The ICRC systematically reminds all military and civilian
authorities directly involved in armed conflict or internal violence of their
obligations under international humanitarian law and the other humanitarian
rules by which they are bound.
As the founding member of the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement, the ICRC directs and coordinates the international work of
the Movement's components in connection with armed conflict and internal