Geneva Convention


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Geneva Convention

an international convention adopted in Geneva. There have been a number of these. The one most likely to be encountered by the general public is that on treatment of prisoners of war. As a convention it is part of international law. Other notable conventions carrying the Geneva name are those on Law of the Sea 1958 and the 1951 Law Relating to the Status of Refugees.
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Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, London-based Amnesty International, New York-based Human Rights Watch, Israel-based B'Tselem, the International Court of Justice (judicial arm of the UN) have all contributed to the international consensus on the applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the occupied territories.
The Hamdan ruling held that Geneva Conventions do apply, and thus placed the Bush team in "a legally vulnerable position" as even an Air Force judge advocate in mid 2006 testified before Congress that "some techniques that have been authorized" violated the Geneva Conventions.
law, refinements of existing Geneva Convention obligations, and
Switzerland, as the depositary of the Geneva Conventions, said "the state of Palestine" acceded to the conventions effective April 2 -- 25 years after Palestinians first sought membership.
The Declaration Of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, now endorsed by 148 UN Member States, reaffirms that sexual violence in conflict is a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions and their first Additional Protocol.
Terrorists inevitably fail the requirements set forth in the third Geneva Convention to wear a uniform, carry weapons openly, obey the laws of war, and operate in an organized fashion under a commander responsible for his or her subordinates, with rigorous systems of command and control, in order to enjoy the privileged status of combatant and prisoner of war upon capture.
5] displays either an innocent ignorance concerning both the workings of the United Nations and the context and purpose of the Geneva Convention, or an inexcusable attempt to support his position through insidious innuendo.
33) This change is also reflected in the first Geneva Convention of 1864 where treatment of detainees first took on a legal obligation.
The resolution demanded that Israel cancels its decision to annex the Golan immediately, stating that all legislative and administrative steps and arrangements that were taken or will be taken to change the nature of the occupied Syrian Golan and its legal situation are null and void, and that they constitute a blatant violation of international law and the Geneva Convention on protecting civilians during times of war, in addition to having no legal effect.
All 15 nations eventually signed the first, brief, two-page Geneva Convention.
He is accused of conspiracy to murder wounded soldiers in breach of the Geneva Convention.

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