Geneva Convention (1929)

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Kyt, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    People often confuse the different Conventions so hope this helps.

    The Geneva Convention (1929) was signed at Geneva, July 27, 1929. Its official name is the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva July 27, 1929. It entered into force 19 June, 1931. It is this version of the Geneva Conventions which covered the treatment of prisoners of war during World War II.

    Geneva Convention (1929) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    International Humanitarian Law - Geneva Convention Wounded & Sick 1929
  2. BC1

    BC1 New Member

    There was a direct mention to an aspect of the Geneva Convention I was not aware of on another site with reference to the "repatriation of remains" of non-nationals killed and not buried in known graves (i.e. buried in aircraft wrecks). The piece specifically referred to a Hampden crash-site in Holland, and quoted the convention as saying it was the duty of the government of GC signatories to recover the remains or to make every effort to facilitate the recovery to allow the N-o-K to return the person(s) involved to their country of origin if so desired.

    Comments welcomed.

  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I know that there is discussion of the repatriation of remains in the 1949 Convention but as to whether it is retrospective, and what the specific obligations are, I don't know.
  4. Brian S

    Brian S Guest

    Transport of P.O.W.

    The Red Cross came up with different formulas for marking ships that were transporting Prisoners Of War. This was seen as necessary after prisoners had died when ships had been sunk. The proposals continued into 1944. The Germans and Italians agreed to the Red Cross proposals,but the British always raised concerns.
    The T.N.A. holds six Files on the subject.

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