the Geneva Convention


: an international law that explains how people who are wounded or taken prisoner during a war are supposed to be treated

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Palestinian Authority said that Israeli attacks in Gaza damaged a children’s hospital, in contravention of the Geneva Convention. Leila Sackur, NBC News, 8 Apr. 2023 But at least he was given a hearing before an Enemy Alien Hearing Board by the Department of Justice under the Geneva Convention. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2023

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“The Geneva Convention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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