THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS
| || |
The Geneva Conventions: the core of international humanitarian law
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). Links to selected resources.
© 2008 International Committee of the Red Cross