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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It is common that medical schools base their own oaths in the Declaration of Geneva.
The Declaration of Geneva states, "I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception" and the International Code of Medical Ethics says that "a doctor must always bear in mind the obligation of preserving human life from the time of conception until death.
Immediately following, in 1948, the Declaration of Geneva was developed by the World Medical Association (WMA).
The Declaration of Geneva was drafted and approved by Save the Children International Union (S.
The Declaration of Geneva - an oath that some doctors take - includes these words: "I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.
Others include the Oath of Maimonides, the Declaration of Geneva, and originals created by local faculty or student groups.
Rival factions signed the Declaration of Geneva committing them to ending the civil war which has killed more than a million people in its 36-year history.
The Organization considered that the Syrian regime is responsible for exposing the Syrians to these military operations because of its insistence on continuing the killing and destruction, and its defiance of the international community by using internationally banned weapons and rejection of all the regional and international initiatives to find a political solution to the crisis to end the suffering of the Syrian people and meet their legitimate aspirations for freedom and justice in accordance with the Declaration of Geneva 1.
For example, the World Medical Association (WMA)'s Declaration of Geneva (1948) obligates physicians to swear that 'I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.

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