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Geneva Convention

 
an international agreement of 1864, whereby, among other pledges, the signatory nations pledged themselves to treat the wounded and the army medical and nursing staff as neutrals on the field of battle.

Ge·ne·va Con·ven·tion

(jĕ-nē'vă cŏn-ven'shŭn),
An international agreement formed at meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864 and 1906, relating (among medical subjects) to the safeguarding of the wounded in battle, of those having the care of them, and of the buildings in which they are being treated. The direct outcome of the first of these meetings was the establishment of the Red Cross Society.

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.
An international standard first established in 1864 regarding the conduct of the military towards medical personnel, and the obligations of medical personnel during acts of war. The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties and three additional protocols that set the standards in international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. The singular term Geneva Convention refers to the agreements of 1949

Geneva Convention

Declaration of Geneva Global village A standard established in 1864 regarding the conduct of the military towards medical personnel, and obligations of medical personnel during acts of war. See Helsinki Declaration, Nuremburg Code of Ethics, Unethical medical research. Cf Geneva Protocol.
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3 (5) and Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
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These privileges and protections are rooted in the 1949 Geneva Conventions, perhaps the best known and most widely respected of the international treaties that constitute the law of armed conflict.

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