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Part I Regulating Non-International Armed Conflicts, 2 Systematic Regulation through International Humanitarian Law

From: The Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

Sandesh Sivakumaran

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 October 2020

Care for the sick and wounded — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Armed conflict, non-international — Prisoners of war
At around the same time as the Lieber Code was being drafted, in 1863,1 another formative event was taking place, an event that would prove equally as important in the regulation of armed conflict. The Battle of Solferino was fought between the French and Austrian armies in 1859. Having witnessed the aftermath of the battle, which saw thousands of wounded soldiers being left to die on the battlefield without any attempt to provide them with medical treatment, Henry Dunant published his influential Un Souvenir de Solferino recounting his experiences and proposing...
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