Geneva Convention

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Geneva Convention an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Geneva convention (Mil) an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Geneva Convention an international agreement of 1865 providing for the neutrality of hospitals, and the security of sanitary officers, naval and military chaplains
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Quotations

  • Gerhard Kocher
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    “Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention?”

Usage

In literature:

Such bullets were forbidden by the Geneva Convention.
"A Surgeon in Belgium" by Henry Sessions Souttar
At its last extra session the Senate called for the text of the Geneva convention for the relief of the wounded in war.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The "Geneva Convention" mentioned in the address has, of course, no bearing upon aerial dangers.
"Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)" by Thomas Erskine Holland
The flag of the Convention of Geneva is on far too many houses.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
The year of the Geneva convention, 1931, was the worst ever observed by the writer in this respect.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Geneva extended a welcome to the convention Nov. 3-5, 1897, and successful meetings were held in Collins Hall and the opera house.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
This later agreement is the one now known as the Geneva Convention.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Thus she started the Geneva Convention, under the presidency of General Dufour, in 1864.
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
Thus the Geneva Convention owes its existence to the initiative of Switzerland.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
A new Geneva Convention was signed on July 6, 1906, by thirty-five States, and several others have already acceded.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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In news:

Beyond the implications for the Bedouins ' survival, the Israeli plans to relocate them appear to be a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits forcible population transfers in areas occupied as a result of war.
An international legal group that monitors human rights asserted in a report today that the Israeli Army's Ketziot detention center for Palestinians was "crowded and inhumane" and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
An international legal group that monitors human rights asserted in a report today that the Israeli Army's Ketziot detention center for Palestinians was "crowded and inhumane " and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
5-3 ruling says military trials would violate US law, Geneva Conventions.
It is notable because it shows the confusion over Geneva Conventions on the ground in Iraq: Cpt.
The Senate never approved Protocol 1 of the Geneva Convention.
Policy in the Wake of 9/11: Geneva Conventions.
The George W Bush administration determined that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to "enemy combatants" detained at the Guantánamo Bay facility in Cuba.
Scale-models of business jets are displayed on May 14, 2012 at the Hawker Beechcraft booth at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.
According to the provisions of the Geneva Convention, most P.O.W.s were required to perform labor for their captors.
The Geneva Convention forbids excessive use of solitary confinement.
In a user-interface decision that I suspect might violate some subclause of the Geneva Conventions, your voice-mail system insists on making you listen to the same instructional prompts between each message.
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