The 1949 POW Convention : a pioneering charter of human rights
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Jadavpur journal of international relations, Vol. 6, issue 1, June 2002, p. 202-214
Bibliographie : p. 212-214. - Photocopies
In the history of articulation of international humanitarian law, Convention III, along with the other three Conventions of 1949 and the 1977 Protocols, is a landmark document. Yet the gap between the standards set in these documents and the ground realities is seemingly yawning. We are witnessing a "context-over-content" syndrome. However, this does not minimize the value of these documents as embodiements of normative standards applicable to situations of conflict.