April 1 - Humanitarian reports on Iraq

[JURIST] Tuesday's agency reports on humanitarian conditions in Iraq, generally governed by the terms of the Geneva Conventions and other instruments of international humanitarian law, are now online. The International Committee of the Red Cross [official website] says that its team of 15 delegates is visiting Iraqi prisoners of war held by Coalition forces: "This first visit is continuing and will probably last a number of days. Contacts with the Iraqi authorities on visits to coalition POWs held by them are being actively pursued." Read the full ICRC daily report, and learn more from the Red Cross about prisoners of war and humanitarian law [ICRC backgrounder] and the general practice of Red Cross prisoner visitation [ICRC backgrounder]. Recorded audio of Tuesday's UN humanitarian briefing from its field office in Amman, Jordan is also available.

 

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