Definition of Geneva convention

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Convention

Definition of Geneva convention

1. Proper noun. An international treaty which defines the required treatment for prisoners of war by their captors. ¹

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Medical Definition of Geneva convention

1. An international agreement formed at meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1864 and 1906, relating (among medical subjects) to the safeguarding of the wounded in battle, of those having the care of them, and of the buildings in which they are being treated. The direct outcome of the first of these meetings was the establishment of the Red Cross Society. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Geneva convention

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The geneva convention of 1864 was originally signed only by Switzerland, Baden, Belgium, ... A better fate was in store for the geneva convention 3 of 1906, ..."

2. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"lacked, moreover, a definition as to the status of the sick and wounded, who fell into the hands of the enemy.1 b The geneva convention of 1906 (1) § 681. ..."

3. The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907: Accompanied by by James Brown Scott (1915)
"... OF THE geneva convention 1899 CONVENTION (III) for the adaptation to maritime warfare of the principles of the geneva convention of August 22, 1864. ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1908)
"CONVENTION FOR THE ADAPTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE geneva convention TO MARITIME ... We have now before us a new geneva convention of July ..."

5. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"CHAPTER XX VIOLATIONS OF THE geneva convention §313. Purpose of the Geneva Convention; §314. Charges as to German Violations of the Convention in Belgium; ..."

6. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Original by James Brown Scott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of International Law (1921)
"... fore been unable to take into account the new geneva convention applicable to land warfare. Should we nevertheless consider ourselves as being intrusted ..."

7. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia, and most of the German States, entered into an agreement, known as the geneva convention, for ameliorating the condition of ..."

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