Geneva Convention


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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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Nor is there a question of whether reviewing detention under the Geneva Convention for Civilians affords an unprivileged belligerent protections, procedural or otherwise, to which they would otherwise not be entitled.
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146) However, Congress in the 2009 MCA removed language deeming that the military commission structure established by the act complies with the requirement under Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention that trials be by a regularly constituted court.
These were the two issues they deemed most important: [1] Whether Section 5 of the MCA does preclude Petitioner from invoking the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, as a source of rights in a habeas corpus proceeding'; and '[2] Whether, assuming Petitioner can assert a claim based on the Geneva Convention, his extradition to France would violate the Convention.
He claimed that the Maoists were strictly adhering to the Geneva Convention.
AaAaAa "The Kingdom of Morocco, which, since its independence, has adhered to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, believes that these instruments are the pillars of the humanitarian international law and a strongAa basis for the definition of an efficientAa juridicalAa framework capable of protectingAa and assisting, without discrimination, for the victims of war and armed conflicts," Foreign Minister, TaE[macron]b Fassi Fihri said during a ministerial meeting organized by Switzerland on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Convention.
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