• Short Summary

    Prompted by a desire to further the development of humanitarian law, where it applies to warfare and the treatment of prisoners delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross meeting at the Hague this week (1-6 March) have been looking at ways in which the effectiveness of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 can be improved.

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    Prompted by a desire to further the development of humanitarian law, where it applies to warfare and the treatment of prisoners delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross meeting at the Hague this week (1-6 March) have been looking at ways in which the effectiveness of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 can be improved. As Guardian of the Conventions, the Committee believes revisions are urgently needed to meet the changing conditions of modern combat. Better protection of civilian populations from indiscriminate warfare, and greater rights for captured Viet Cong, fedayeen, and other guerrilla fighters, are among the proposals which will be discussed further by Governmental representatives in Geneva at a 3-week conference starting on 24th May.

    These preliminary talks at the Peace Palace in The Hague have been seeking "realistic amendments" which will have a change of winning international approval, and avoiding political issues. Unlike previous proposals, specific references to nuclear weapons an other modern arms are being omitted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GTK97FZ9CSPVD9LP9V8SHBOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GTK97FZ9CSPVD9LP9V8SHBOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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