A set of international rules that govern the treatment of prisoners, the sick and wounded, and civilians during war. Under the Geneva Conventions, for example, ambulances and military hospitals and their staff are officially neutral and are not to be fired upon. Nearly all countries of the world have agreed to the Geneva Conventions.
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How to use Geneva Conventions in a sentence
Remember, this was before the Bush administration had announced that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to these detainees.Terry Carrico, Ex-Guantánamo Prison Commander, Says Facility Should Close | Aram Roston | January 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that is why I have reaffirmed America's commitment to abide by the Geneva Conventions.
The military officers who set up Guantánamo were told that the Geneva Conventions did not apply.
What if from Day One the Bush administration had agreed that the Geneva Conventions should apply to all the prisoners?