Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The Geneva Conventions

To mark the anniversary, the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a People on War project, seeking to involve ordinary people with experience of war and all those with an interest in humanitarian law, such as military and legal authorities, community leaders, academics, journalists, aid workers and staff of international organisations.

The campaign also attempts to make the general public more aware of the existing rules and their importance in warfare.

Further details on the Geneva Conventions can be found on the ICRC web site:
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August 12, 1999, marked the 50th anniversary of the modern Geneva Conventions. The conventions, the most important instruments to defend human dignity in war, are among the world's most widely ratified treaties.