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Washington: activities of the ICRC's regional delegation

14-09-2006 Field Newsletter

Factsheet published by ICRC Washington to explain its activities, including promotion of international humanitarian law, operational issues such as visits to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and support for the American and Canadian Red Cross societies.

The Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Washington DC, opened in 1995 and is the organization’s main point of contact with the United States and Canadian authorities on issues concerning operations and international humanitarian law. The delegation is also a source of information for government officials, non-governmental and international organizations, academic institutions and other interested groups in the region.

From January 2002 onwards, representatives from the ICRC Delegation in Washington have been visiting detainees held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba, and Charleston Navy Brig, South Carolina.

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