Geneva Convention


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Geneva Convention

n.
One of a series of agreements first formulated at an international convention held in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864, establishing rules for the treatment of prisoners of war, the sick, and the wounded.

Geneva Convention

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the international agreement, first formulated in 1864 at Geneva, establishing a code for wartime treatment of the sick or wounded: revised and extended on several occasions to cover maritime warfare and prisoners of war

Gene′va Conven′tion


n.
one of a series of international agreements, first made in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864, establishing rules for the humane treatment of prisoners of war and of the sick, the wounded, and the dead in battle.
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Noun1.Geneva Convention - an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
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Genfer Konvention

Geneva Convention

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The nurse led the way--tall, lithe, graceful--attired in her uniform dress of neat black stuff, with plain linen collar and cuffs, and with the scarlet cross of the Geneva Convention embroidered on her left shoulder.
For a full description of criteria that must be met to qualify as a lawful combatant serving in the national armed forces, see Geneva Convention I, article 13; Geneva Convention II, article 13; and Geneva Convention III, article 4.
Craig Quigley claimed that the International Red Cross had objected to the images on the grounds that "the Geneva Convention prohibits humiliating, debasing photos.
The Red Cross says the Geneva Convention is "central to international humanitarian law".
What is not ambiguous is that, under Article 5 of the Third Geneva Convention, any person captured in the course of a belligerent action is entitled to the protection of the Convention until his status has been determined "by a competent tribunal" and that the President of the United States cannot appoint himself to fill that role.
White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said last night: "Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist group and cannot be considered a state party to the Geneva Convention.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson reminded Americans that international legal obligations are to be respected and that any dispute about the detainees' entitlement to prisoner of war status must be decided by a competent tribunal in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Third Geneva Convention.
Mr Gonzales wrote: "TSpecifically, he has asked that you conclude that the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War does apply to both al Qaida and the Taliban.
The Geneva Convention identification card is intended to provide the bearer Geneva Convention protections in the event of capture during hostile enemy actions.
ICRC reports indicate that ICRC conducted more than 11,170 visits to camps housing POWs and civilian internees in the hands of states party to the 1929 Geneva Convention during World War II.
The nature of war was changing when the first Geneva Convention was adopted.

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