World in Progress: 70 years of Geneva conventions 14.08.2019
| 06:21 mins.
The Geneva Conventions, the foundation of international humanitarian law, set down the obligation that even in times of war soldiers and civilians, friends of foes alike, must be treated with humanity. Adopted 70 years ago in the aftermath of World War II, all UN member states have ratified these rules. As conflicts are changing, do the conventions need an update in 2019?