Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

The Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, better known as the Fourth Geneva Convention for the protection of civilian persons in time of war, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Convention.  It outlines humanitarian protections for civilians in a war zone, and prohibits the practice of total war.  Currently 194 countries are party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

In 1993 the United Nations Security Council adopted a report from the Secretary General and a Commission of Experts, concluding that the Geneva Conventions had passed into the body of customary international law and that it is binding on non-signatory parties whenever they engage in armed conflicts.

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