The Geneva Conventions and New Wars

TitleThe Geneva Conventions and New Wars
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNevers, Renée de
JournalPolitical Science Quarterly
Volume121
Issue3
Start Page369
Pagination369-395
Date Published2006
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De Nevers explores how "new" wars—ranging from civil wars to asymmetric war—and new warriors, including warlords, private security companies, and children, fit within the Geneva Conventions. Although the nature of warfare and warriors has changed from the time the Conventions were adopted in 1949, she challenges the view that the Conventions should be abandoned. Rather, she argues, the Conventions should be revitalized to address a broader spectrum of war, because this will generate greater international support for U.S. efforts to combat terrorism.

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