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Geneva Conventions

April 2022Focus2022Laws of War

FOCUS on the Laws of War: The Geneva Conventions

War, like any other human endeavor throughout history, has historically had rules. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the actions of its soldiers in alleged incidents, such as in the suburb of Bucha the capital of Kyiv, have led members of the international community to accuse the Russian government of war crimes. The modern outlook on what constitutes a war crime can be traced far back, most notably to 20th-century agreements like the Geneva Conventions.

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Airstrike on MSF Hospital Does No Favors For Obama, Ghani

Four days before the MSF hospital attack, President Ghani implored the public on television to trust the Afghan army, who had dealt “heavy casualties” on the Taliban. According to Deutsche Welle, the Taliban resurgence came after NATO scaled back its presence in favor of training the local armed forces.

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