The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war.The singular term Geneva Convention usually denotes the agreements of 1949, negotiated in the aftermath of the Second World War(1939–45), which updated the terms of the first three treaties (1864, 1906, 1929), and added a fourth.The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic rights of wartime prisoners (civilians and military personnel); established protections for the wounded; and established protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone.The treaties of 1949 were ratified, in whole or with reservations, by 196 countries. Moreover, the Geneva Convention also defines the rights and protections afforded to non-combatants, yet, because the Geneva Conventions are about people in war, the articles do not address warfare proper—the use of weapons of war—which is the subject of the Hague Conventions (First Hague Conference, 1899; Second Hague Conference 1907), and the bio-chemical warfare Geneva Protocol (Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, 1925).Hors de combat, literally meaning “outside the fight,” is a French term used in diplomacy and international law to refer to combatants who are incapable of performing their ability to wage war.
Examples include fighter pilots or aircrews parachuting from their disabled aircraft, as well as the sick, wounded, detained, or otherwise disabled. Combatants hors de combat are normally granted special protections according to the laws of war, sometimes including prisoner-of-war status, and therefore officially became non-combatants.
Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, unlawful combatants hors de combat are granted the same privilege and to be treated with humanity while in captivity but unlike lawful combatants, they are subject to trial and punishment, which includes execution.
You get it now guys, Geneva Conventions basically tells what you can and cant do in combat, this refers to POW’S those who are injured including enemy fighters so on and so forth. Really great because if this wasn’t implemented we’d still be carrying flame throwers like in Vietnam.
Incinerate the enemies, literally… Man those Vietnam Marines sure were some hard charger eh?
Isaac J. Hall II