Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols

Just in case anybody is interested!

The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are international treaties that contain the most important rules limiting the barbarity of war. They protect people who do not take part in the fighting (civilians, medics, aid workers) and those who can no longer fight (wounded, sick and shipwrecked troops, prisoners of war).  http://www.icrc.org/eng/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/geneva-conventions/overview-geneva-conventions.htm

2 comments:

  1. General Petraeus should have this tattooed on his front and back. He's earned it.

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