Reference : V-P-SS-E-01187
Date : 28/01/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Kolopach city. The ICRC act as a neutral intermediary in release of detainees.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, New release, 28 January 2018, excerpt: "The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has informed parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan that it can facilitate any potential release of persons detained in relation to the conflict. Following the signature of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians, and Humanitarian Access, the ICRC has confirmed its readiness to act as a neutral intermediary by sharing an offer of services with the parties to the conflict. The Agreement mentions the ICRC as a facilitator for the release of persons deprived of their liberty in relation to the conflict. “The ICRC has a long standing record, as neutral intermediary, in facilitating unilateral or simultaneous releases of persons deprived of their freedom in relation to an international or non-international armed conflict”, said François Stamm, Head of Delegation for the ICRC in South Soudan. “The overriding aim is to alleviate the suffering of people whose lives have been disrupted by conflict. As a neutral and independent humanitarian actor, the ICRC ensures that each detainee is handed over voluntarily, by giving them the opportunity to express individually and in confidentiality any concerns they have”, Mr. Stamm said."...
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour