The Geneva Conventions between War and Peace: Sixty Years and Counting

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College


JURIST Forum (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), August 17, 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL (formerly at Ann Arbor, MI) examines the relevance of the four Geneva Conventions signed in August 1949, 60 years ago this month, in the context of un-traditional conflicts that he describes as being "between war and peace."

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, Legal History, Geneva Conventions, International Law, International Humanitarian Law, IHL, Law of War, LOW, Law of Armed Conflict, LOAC, War, Peace

JEL Classification: H56

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Date posted: June 26, 2012  

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Govern, Kevin H., The Geneva Conventions between War and Peace: Sixty Years and Counting (2009). JURIST Forum (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), August 17, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2093476 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2093476

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