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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Geneva Conventions


The Geneva Conventions were adopted 70 years ago. Are they still relevant?

August 12, 2019 7:18 am

In the eight years of Syria's brutal civil war, the regime's military, backed by Russian forces, "has been deliberately targeting civilians and civilian institutions in areas held by the armed opposition,"--a "blatant affront to the Geneva Conventions."

India sets tone in Geneva as COP meetings adopt amendments to restrict e-waste dumping on developing countries

May 17, 2019 1:40 am

The meetings involved conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and were held in Geneva between April 29 and May 10 on the theme 'Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste'. Over 180 countries participated in the meetings.

Explained: How a Prisoner of War must be treated

February 28, 2019 10:57 am

India has cited the Geneva Conventions while demanding the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan who is in Pak Army custody. What do the Geneva Conventions say about the rights of prisoners of war?

India-Pakistan face-off: Plight of IAF pilot is X-factor as Govt plans next steps

February 28, 2019 7:44 am

New Delhi has conveyed to Islamabad that “no harm” should come to the pilot, and it is learnt that the Pakistan Army has indicated it will ensure “humane treatment.”

Human shields elsewhere

May 26, 2017 3:12 am

Both terrorists and governments are alleged to have used them — in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria and Israel

Global treaties, Major Gogoi and the ‘human shield’: How facts stack up

May 26, 2017 2:24 am

Maj Gogoi says Dar was instigating a mob that was throwing stones to discourage people from voting, and was attacking election officials.