Had the people of the United States (and G.W. Bush's own lawyers!) been familiar with Geneva Conventions, perhaps the atrocities perpetrated by the Bush admin. against Iraqis would have been prevented. For example, read Jane Mayer's The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals., chap. 11, "Blowback."
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The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are at the core of international humanitarian law, the body of international law that regulates the conduct of armed conflict and seeks to limit its effects. They specifically protect people who are not taking part in the hostilities (civilians, health workers and aid workers) and those who are no longer participating in the hostilities, such as wounded, sick and shipwrecked soldiers and prisoners of war. Read full overview Sixty years of the Geneva Conventions
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