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18. International Humanitarian Law | India
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18.1 India and the Geneva Conventions of 1949

Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 were adopted on 12 August 1949. India was one of the few countries that were under colonialism, and became independent, participated in the negotiations of the Geneva Conventions. It actively contributed to the making of the Geneva Conventions. India signed the Conventions on 16 December 1949 and acceded to them on 9 November 1950 without…

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Burra, Srinivas, “18. International Humanitarian Law | India”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3055>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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