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Huh? Are you infinite incognito? I was specifically responding to his post. What are you talking about?
Originally posted by subz
Originally posted by infinite8
I have to disagree with most of you on here. I don't believe the rights of the Geneva Convention should be extended to the people that are from countries outside of the signing.
I know that is your personal opinion but the Geneva Convention specifically states that if you are a nation that signed the Geneva Conventions, but your enemy hasnt, you are still bound to its requirements.
Although one of the Powers in conflict may not be a party to the present Convention, the Powers who are parties thereto shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations. They shall furthermore be bound by the Convention in relation to the said Power, if the latter accepts and applies the provisions thereof.
Even so, your response to something addressed to infinite8 still does not make any sense. If you read even the first couple of Articles of the Geneva Convetion relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War you would know that you are bound to it even if who you are fighting is not a signatory to the convention.
A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories:
2. Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a Party to the conflict and operating in or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided that such militias or volunteer corps, including such organized resistance movements, fulfil the following conditions:
(a) That of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;
(b) That of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance;
(c) That of carrying arms openly;
(d) That of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.
3. Members of regular armed forces who profess allegiance to a government or an authority not recognized by the Detaining Power.