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.
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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
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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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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.
I can go on about violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention by India, but the limited space allows me to pen down only so much.
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There are 4 Geneva conventions. The first Geneva Convention protects wounded and sick soldiers on land during war.
A fifth Geneva Convention would provide a treaty that includes legal instruments to protect crucial natural resources in areas where fighting is taking place, they argue.
As we celebrate the anniversaries of the Treaty of Versailles and the Geneva Convention of 1949 this year, we must recognize that these events are not ends in themselves.
Which part of Geneva Convention or any human right you people follow,' said Aleyaqoob.
Stressing that Pakistan has breached Geneva Convention, which provides protection to prisoners of wars and wounded of armed forces, Defence Ministry officials told ANI: "We believe that the Pakistan air intrusion was an attack on the military installations on the Indian side.
"It is unethical, it violates the Geneva Convention, and we have the responsibility to guard against any possible war propaganda.
"Thus, the Armenian side continues to grossly violate the provisions of the Geneva Convention," Ali said.
Notably the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and the two 1977 Additional Protocols also focus on the protection of persons not taking part in hostilities.
(2.) ICRC, Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Fourth Geneva Convention), 12 Aug 1949, 75 UNTS 287.

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