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Humanitarian Law

Learn how international law aims to minimize the destruction of war and protect those not directly involved.


I.               The Geneva Conventions

Humanitarian law is most clearly articulated in the Geneva Conventions, although other sources support it as well. The Geneva Conventions were a series of treaties and additional protocols implemented during the first half of the twentieth century. Each focuses on a different circumstance, but they can be considered collectively and are often discussed as a singular document. You may...