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The Resource Commentary on the third Geneva Convention : treatment of prisoners of war, editorial committee, project team, (electronic resource)

Commentary on the third Geneva Convention : treatment of prisoners of war, editorial committee, project team, (electronic resource)

Label
Commentary on the third Geneva Convention : treatment of prisoners of war
Title
Commentary on the third Geneva Convention
Title remainder
treatment of prisoners of war
Statement of responsibility
editorial committee, project team
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Third Geneva Convention remains the most comprehensive instrument for the protection of prisoners of war in international law today. Its purpose is to ensure that all such prisoners are treated humanely and held in decent conditions, regardless of which side they belong to. The ICRC produced its original Commentary on the Third Convention in 1960. Seventy years later, there is a need to look at the provisions of this fundamental treaty through the prism of new developments in law and practice. As with all international law, the Convention is a living instrument, and it must be interpreted and applied in light of contemporary circumstances. In view of the decreasing respect for the basic human values enshrined in international law, the updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention is timely. It crucially clarifies the status of prisoners of war and the treatment due to them, so that what these rules mean today is understood by all. The Convention aims to protect the physical and mental integrity of prisoners of war and to ensure that the detaining authorities provide for their physical and psychological needs. Under its provisions, murder, torture and any other form of inhumane or degrading treatment are prohibited. Prisoners of war must have access to food, health care and hygiene facilities, and it is mandatory to identify detained persons and to enable them to maintain contacts with the outside world so that they do not go missing"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • treaties
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
International Committee of the Red Cross
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  • Prisoners of war
  • War (International law)
Label
Commentary on the third Geneva Convention : treatment of prisoners of war, editorial committee, project team, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ssib045040593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108979320
Lccn
2021031737
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib045040593
Label
Commentary on the third Geneva Convention : treatment of prisoners of war, editorial committee, project team, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ssib045040593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108979320
Lccn
2021031737
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib045040593

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