• Short Summary

    Representatives of 70 countries are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to draw up new codes of conduct for modern warfare, especially guerrilla fighting methods.

  • Description

    Representatives of 70 countries are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to draw up new codes of conduct for modern warfare, especially guerrilla fighting methods. The conference, called by the International Committee of the Red Cross, opened on Wednesday (May 3rd). It will last a month.

    Red Cross officials note that since 1945 most conflicts in the world have been civil or regional in nature. Since the distinction between soldier and civilians is often blurred in guerrilla conflicts, the 1949 Geneva Conventions become hard to apply. The current conference is attempting to clear up these problems.

    One of the proposals before the conference deals with a means of identification for guerrilla fighters, another with protection of civilians who might be used as cover by querrillas. Other protocols presented to the Red Cross meeting for consideration deal with civil wars and better ways of ensuring respect of Red Cross medical flights.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YBMF4FF73YI9VXRF47GF2BS1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YBMF4FF73YI9VXRF47GF2BS1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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