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Geneva Conventions,

series of treaties signed (1864–1949) in Geneva, Switzerland, providing for humane treatment of combatants and civilians in wartime. The first convention, signed by 16 nations, covered the protection of sick and wounded soldiers and medical personnel and facilities, and was instrumental in the development of the International Committee of the Red CrossRed Cross,
international organization concerned with the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of public health; the world-recognized symbols of mercy and absolute neutrality are the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal flags and emblems.
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. Later conventions extended (1906) the first to naval warfare and covered (1929) the treatment of prisoners of warprisoner of war,
in international law, person captured by a belligerent while fighting in the military. International law includes rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protection only to combatants.
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. As a result of World War II, particularly of the conduct of Germany and Japan, four conventions were adopted in 1949 to strengthen and codify earlier treaties and safeguard civilians. Amendments have since been made through additional protocols.
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The Monument of the Geneva Conventions was erected in 1999 on Board Street, Monrovia by the ICRC following consent from the Government and people of Liberia.
As per the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the United States is complicit in this callous campaign of murder and destruction and the only clear outcome for the US government has to be further international condemnation, humiliation and shame.
Put simply, we learn that the obligations within the Geneva Conventions embody principles that are undoubtedly worth fighting for.
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The Hamdan case ruled that the Bush administration could not deny at least some of the Geneva Convention protections to prisoners suspected of ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
The 'Declaration Concerning the Laws of Naval War' from 1909 constitutes part of the footing for the Geneva Convention and other laws, and therefore is cited here to give an example for circumstances under which blockades are permitted:
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Terrorists inevitably fail the requirements set forth in the third Geneva Convention to wear a uniform, carry weapons openly, obey the laws of war, and operate in an organized fashion under a commander responsible for his or her subordinates, with rigorous systems of command and control, in order to enjoy the privileged status of combatant and prisoner of war upon capture.
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However, we could certainly lay some charges at the door of 10 Downing Street against David Cameron and his gang, such as the following: instigating a war of aggression against Libya in contravention of the Nuremberg Principles ; attempting to assassinate the leader of the government of Libya in contravention of United Nations Charter; deliberate killing of civilians in contravention of Article 2 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; deliberate killing of non combatant soldiers in contravention of Article 3 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; genocide of black Africans in Libya in contravention of UN Resolution 260.

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