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Experts pointed us to identical passages in each of the four Geneva treaties, known as "Common Article 3."
Outposts budded in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Geneva, and various other burgs, including, yes, Amsterdam.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To break up the trip to Zaire, the two stopped in Geneva to meet with leaders at the World Health Organization.
“We follow the Geneva Convention, just like any country,” said Sabin Hadad, spokesperson for the Israeli Interior Ministry.
On June 5, a highway worker cutting an overgrown patch along a road in Geneva, Wisconsin, came upon a pair of discarded suitcases.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jacques Necker was born in Geneva, and went up to the city, like many another country boy, to make his fortune.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
He studied at Toulouse, and was employed for some time as a private tutor at Geneva and Rouen.
Arrival at Geneva of the minister Viret, a very excellent man.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
Mademoiselle Curchod's father was then dead, and she was living at Geneva, supporting her mother by teaching.Lausanne|Francis Henry Gribble
The contests between parties within the city became almost scandalous, and the independent existence of Geneva was threatened.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
British Dictionary definitions for geneva
Word Origin and History for geneva
city in Switzerland, from Latin Genava, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "estuary" or one meaning "bend;" in either case a reference to its situation. The city was the headquarters of the League of Nations from 1920. The original Geneva Convention to introduce humanitarian conduct in modern warfare dates from 1864; the most recent update was in 1949. The Geneva Protocol is a League of Nations document meant to settle international disputes; it dates from 1924. Earlier the city was associated with Calvinism. Meaning "gin" is from 1706 (see gin (n.1)).