All other breaches : state practice and the Geneva Conventions' nebulous class of less discussed prohibitions
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Michigan journal of international law, Vol. 34, Summer 2013, p. 829-856
The article describes what sorts of conduct will qualify as minor breaches under the Geneva Conventions in an attempt to provide some contours to this class of violations. It briefly surveys state practice with respect to these breaches, which demonstrates the high degree of variability in the means employed for suppressing such breaches. It then addresses the broader inquiry of what the duty to suppress "means" in light of standard interpretative methods, but with especial attention to state practice as an interpretative tool. It asks what the implications are of a duty to suppress nongrave breaches, so construed, and attempts to provide some preliminary answers. Finally, It concludes the discussion by attempting to frame the issue so as to spur further development of this underexplored subject.