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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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This Note argues that Article 35(2) of the Geneva Conventions does not prohibit the use of super soldiers for warfare.
It is with this background that the Bush administration enacted the Military Commission Act of 2006 ("MCA") and subsequently the Congress amended the 1996 War Crimes Act in significant yet subtle ways that brought the United States out of compliance with its treaty commitments under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and radically reduced the United States' ability to prosecute war criminals.
This is most prominently featured in the Geneva Convention, along with its additional protocols.
Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions were opened for
Mansour said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Switzerland-as the depository for Geneva Conventions-to convene a meeting of the parties to the 4th Geneva Convention on the protection of civilian persons in time of war.
In the main, the rules for American use of force are contained in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and subsequent treaties to which the Nation is a party or, as in the case of some articles of the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which Washington regards as accurate statements of the customary international law of armed conflict.
Russia said it believed that Gadaffi should have been treated as a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Conventions and should not have been killed, its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
(3) This order required that all interrogations by any federal "officer, employee, or other agent of the United States Government" (4) comply with Army Field Manual 2-22.3 (5) and Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. (6) The second was Executive Order 13492, Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained At the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities.
Council members joined United Nations and other humanitarian experts in hailing the adoption of the four Geneva Conventions the seventieth anniversary of which was observed on 11 August as one of the international communitys most important accomplishments.
Wesseh, and Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo vow to work with their colleagues at the Liberian Senate to enact the Geneva Conventions or GC 70 Domestication Convention into law before or upon their return from break.
The Geneva Conventions turn 70 years old tomorrow, Aug.
There are 4 Geneva conventions. The first Geneva Convention protects wounded and sick soldiers on land during war.

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