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ICRC dialogue with police forces

29-11-2010 Overview

The ICRC seeks, through this dialogue, to enhance knowledge, understanding and acceptance, both, of its mandate and work, and of international rules and standards applicable to law enforcement.

On the basis of its mandate to protect and assist people aff ected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, the ICRC undertakes a dialogue with police forces (i.e. forces whose primary mandate is law enforcement) in almost 100 countries around the world.

The ICRC seeks, through this dialogue, to enhance knowledge, understanding and acceptance, both, of its mandate and work, and of international rules and standards applicable to law enforcement.

It may also provide institutional support to law enforcement agencies, with a view to translating the law into concrete measures, means and mechanisms
conducive to compliance.

The ICRC also addresses, confidentially and bilaterally, issues of concern in order to improve the fate of those affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence.