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Published by Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University in Turku/Åbo .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Prisoners of war. -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesStudy in international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts
Statementby Allan Rosas.
SeriesAnnales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae -- 9.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKZ6495 .R67x 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationx,, 523 p. ;
Number of Pages523
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19851461M
ISBN 109521215712

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“Prisoners of war” are combatants who have fallen into the hands of the enemy, or specific non-combatants to whom the status of prisoner of war is granted by international humanitarian law. The following categories of persons are prisoners of war: members of the armed forces of a party to the conflict, including members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces (this. Legal Status of Prisoners [American Bar Association Staff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by American Bar Association Staff. Get this from a library! The legal status of prisoners of war: a study in international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts. [Allan Rosas]. The book revolves around two major developments: First, there has been a continuous increase in the political relevance of prisoners in war, in particular since the emergence of POW camps in the nineteenth century. Secondly, and related, the growth in the legal regime .

  The issue of prisoners in war is a highly timely topic that has received much attention from both scholars and practitioners since the start of the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and the ensuing legal and political problems concerning detainees in those conflicts. This book analyses these contemporary problems and challenges against the background of their historical development. A prisoner of war (POW) is a non-combatant—whether a military member, an irregular military fighter, or a civilian—who is held captive by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed earliest recorded usage of the phrase "prisoner of war" dates back to Belligerents hold prisoners of war in custody for a range of legitimate and illegitimate reasons, such as. PRISONERS OF WAR Convention signed at GenevaJuly27,, with annex Senate advice andconsent to ratification January 7, Ratifiedbythe President ofthe UnitedStatesJanu Ratification ofthe UnitedStates deposited at Bern February4, Enteredinto force Jj for the UnitedStatesAugust4, Proclaimed bythe President ofthe United States August4, The book revolves around two major developments: First, there has been a continuous increase in the political relevance of prisoners in war, in particular since the emergence of POW camps in the nineteenth century. Secondly, and related, the growth in the legal regime Format: Hardcover.

  Status and Rights of Combatants and Prisoners of War Under International Law. Combatant and POW Status. Combatants are persons who directly participate in hostilities; they are legally allowed to conduct warfare under the umbrella of international humanitarian law (IHL). In the early history of warfare there was no recognition of a status of prisoner of war, for the defeated enemy was either killed or enslaved by the victor. The women, children, and elders of the defeated tribe or nation were frequently disposed of in similar fashion. The captive, whether or not an active belligerent, was completely at the mercy of his captor, and if the prisoner survived the. Thirdly, without waiting for the war to end, the parties to the conflict should repatriate prisoners of war on humanitarian grounds, possibly on a reciprocal basis. CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTIONS. The Convention Relating to Prisoners of war or commonly known as the third Geneva Convention has proven to be the “Bible” for the prisoners of : Amartya Bag. , The legal status of prisoners of war: a study in international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts / Allan Rosas Suomalainen tiedeakatemia Helsinki Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.