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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01034-A
Date : 2009
Title : On the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions are civilians bearing the brunt of conflict ?
Duration : 00:09:59
Director : POWELL, Janet
Cameraman : PENTUCCI, Alain
Person appearing :
LIENGME, Dominique (chef de délégation Tbilissi, CICR)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
Description : On the 12th August 2009 the world celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. The Conventions set boundaries for warring parties, placing limits on how war is waged and seeking to ensure that civilians are protected. Although the Conventions are not designed to stop wars, they are intended to limit the barbarity of armed conflict. All 194 States are party to the Geneva Conventions, making them universal. Research commissioned by the ICRC shows that 60 years on, the Conventions are still regarded as relevant and workable. However, turning the legal provisions of the Conventions into a reality on the ground is still a major challenge. Dominique Liengme, ICRC head of delegation in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi says, ""What is already written should be respected and that is the problem… the respect of the on-going laws."" The ICRC commissioned the research as part of its ""Our World. Your Move."" campaign in eight different countries with current or recent experiences of armed conflict including Georgia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aim of the project was to develop a better understanding of people's needs and expectations, to gather views and opinions and to give a voice to those who have been adversely affected by armed conflict.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : On the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions are civilians bearing the brunt of conflict ?
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Original material/format : HDV
Best material/format available : HDV

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