The Writings of African-Americans®: The Four Geneva Conventions of 1949: International Humanitarian Law

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The of 1949 were held from April 21 to August 12, 1949. The Purpose of the Four Geneva Conventions:

“…the protection of civilian persons in time of war…”j0422423

“…all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties. Even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them…Even if not present…the Powers who are parties there to shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations…”

International Humanitarian Law is also called:

  • The Law of War or
  • The Law of Armed Conflict
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