Essays Tagged: "Geneva Conventions"

Investigations and prosecutions for crimes committed since the Second World War

oad - for nearly four decades. Indeed, with respect to the obligation of states parties to the 1949 Geneva Conventions to try or extradite people suspected of grave breaches, the Director of Doctrine ... o the United Kingdom authorities on the ground that it would be contrary to Article 17 of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949 and he was released on 10 June 1982 and returned to Argentina.The father o ...

(15 pages) 39 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Rationalization - "policing international crimes and punishing those who commit them"

ecognition for the humanitarian cause as well as that of a country's sovereign independence was the Geneva Conventions of 1949. These conventions were sparked by atrocities such as the holocaust and o ... ch as the holocaust and of the treatment of prisoners of war during W.W.2. The establishment of the Geneva Conventions has led the way in establishing international legislation in relation to warfare ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


e as immoral and inhumane and strongly disapproves of it. ( Geneva Conventions were also held to prohibit the torture. These four conventions specifically prote ... t 2006146898c125641e004aa3c5>."Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights." GenevaConvention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. UN. 23 Oct 2006.The Guildford Four. ...

(3 pages) 139 0 4.7 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights


D The United States considers the detainees to be "unlawful combatants" and thus not subject to the Geneva Conventions that govern the treatment of prisoners of war.Although U.S. officials insist the ... n Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said the United States may have violated the Geneva Convention by releasing photographs of the detainees.The pictures, published over the weekend ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Should Torture be legal or not

against al Qaeda members, or other terrorists associated with them. Al Qaeda is not governed by the Geneva Conventions, so they do not have those rights like others would. The group also lost their Pr ... l. Torture is not allowed to be used against Prisoners of war, it states in article 17 of the Third Geneva Convention that "No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflic ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights