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Fonds CH-ACICR/B - International Committee of the Red Cross, General Departments

List of the 135 houses destroyed in the mughrabi quarter Letter from Lalla Malika (President of the Morrocan Red Crescent) to Éric Martin (President of th...

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CH-ACICR/B

Title

International Committee of the Red Cross, General Departments

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  • 1917- (Creation)

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3 313 linear meter
2 documents selected and described for the Archival City project.

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(1863-)

Administrative history

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was created in 1863 at the instigation of Henry Dunant. The original goal was to coordinate national societies dedicated to the help of military medical services and to make the governments adopt and respect humanitarian rules during times of war. As a consequence, the first Geneva Convention was signed on 22 August 1864, compelling the armies to care for the wounded soldiers.
As the intervention of a neutral intermediary seemed needed, the ICRC's role of coordination of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies was extended to field operations.
Since the end of Wolrd War II, the ICRC acts for the civilians impacted by conflicts, for example in Israel and in Palestine. This commitment led to the establishment of the fourth Geneva Convention, in 1949, with dispositions regarding the protection of civilians.

Archival history

This fonds gathers the archives of the services, secretariats and departments of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) located in Geneva.

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International Committee of the Red Cross, "B, General services, 1917- ongoing, 3313 metres of shelf space", 2015-06-15, accessed 2022-01-05: https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/misc/archives-inventory-b.htm

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ArchivalJM_RG_0006

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ISAD (G), 2nd edition, Ottawa, 2000.
Available online: https://www.ica.org/en/isadg-general-international-standard-archival-description-second-edition

Date format: ISO 8601, 2nd edition, 2000.

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Draft

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Entry prepared and entered on 2022-01-05.

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International Committee of the Red Cross, "B, General services, 1917- ongoing, 3313 metres of shelf space", 2015-06-15, accessed 2022-01-05: https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/misc/archives-inventory-b.htm

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Entry prepared and entered by Archival City.

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