International Committee of the Red Cross

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Address: Av. de la Paix 19, 1202 Genève, Switzerland


Established in 1863 and headquartered in Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent humanitarian organization focused on defending and promoting international humanitarian law (IHL). The ICRC aims to protect the lives and dignity of war victims and provide necessary assistance, working with governments and other entities affected by conflicts. It is part of the larger International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and 190 national societies.

The ICRC addresses the impact of digitalization in armed conflicts, focusing on data protection, the application of IHL to cyber operations, and the ethical use of AI in warfare. It collaborates with various organizations to develop policies and tools to enhance awareness and understanding of IHL. The ICRC also emphasizes the importance of privacy and data protection in humanitarian actions, providing frameworks and guidelines to manage sensitive information responsibly. Additionally, it promotes the digitalization of humanitarian laws and offers online learning resources to broaden the implementation of IHL.

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