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Geneva Convention
agreements that were signed in Geneva which set rules on how to deal with victims of war

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Geneva Conventions
The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war. The singular term Geneva Convention denotes the agreements of 1949, negotiated in the aftermath of the Second World War (1939–45), which updated the terms of the first three treaties (1864, 1906, 1929), and added a fourth treaty. The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic, wartime rights of prisoners (civil and military); established protections for the wounded; and established protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone. The treaties of 1949 were ratified, in whole or with reservationsby 195 countries. Moreover, the Geneva Convention also defines the rights and protections afforded to non-combatants, yet, because the Geneva Conventions are about people in war, the articles do not address warfare proper — the use of weapons of war — which is the subject of the Hague Conventions (First Hague Conference, 1899; Second Hague Conference 1907), and the biochemical warfare Geneva Protocol (Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, 1925).

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Geneva Convention

Noun
1. an agreement concerning the treatment of prisoners of war
(hypernym) convention


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Geneva Convention
The convention relating to the status of refugees done at Geneva on 28 July 1951. The convention is supplemented by the New York Protocol of 31 January 1967. All Member States are party to the convention and the protocol. (See Asylum : Definition of refugee)

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geneva convention
Eng: geneva convention
Urdu: جنیوا کنونشن : ۱۸۶۴ء کا جنیوا میں ہونے والا بین الاقوامی معاہدہ جو جَنگی قیدیوں ، زخمیوں اور مُردہ سِپاہیوں اور متاٴثّرینِ جَنگ کے ساتھ ہمدردانہ سلوک سے مُتعلّق ہے ۔
  



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