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VII Prisoners of War

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R. Snider

From: Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R Snider

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 July 2022

Subject(s):
Armed forces — Prisoners of war — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Gravity of offences — Other inhumane acts
After the commencement of the Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict, 1998–2000, both sides began taking into custody prisoners of war (POWs) on each of the war-fronts, most of whom were men, but some of whom were women. Typically, such prisoners were held at temporary locations before being transferred to more permanent camps, where some prisoners spent more than three years. In some instances, the prisoners of war experienced horrific conditions upon being captured and during the course of their transit to the camps. Once at the camps, many were exposed to severe physical...
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