Geneva Conventions of 1949

Author: Anthony | Subject: Geneva Convention

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Article excerpt: The Geneva Conventions of 1949 was actually the fourth in a series of such conventions which originated in 1864 and were inspired by the wartime memoirs of Henry Dunant. The first three treaties (or conventions), which were agreed in 1864, 1906 and 1920 dealt specifically with the requirement of warring nations related to the humanitarian treatment of members of the armed forces and observation of their basic rights