The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949: from the 1949 Diplomatic Conference to the Dawn of the New Millennium

@article{Bugnion2000TheGC,
  title={The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949: from the 1949 Diplomatic Conference to the Dawn of the New Millennium},
  author={François Bugnion},
  journal={International Affairs},
  year={2000},
  volume={76},
  pages={41-50}
}
  • F. Bugnion
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science, History
  • International Affairs
In 1949 the Swiss government convened a diplomatic conference to update international humanitarian law in the light of the tragic experiences of the Second World War. Although the proceedings were largely dominated by the fear that the coup in Prague, the blockade of Berlin and the Chinese civil war would lead to a third world war, the conference succeeded in adopting the four Geneva Conventions that are still in force today. This was a major breakthrough from a humanitarian point of view as… 

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