Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Geneva Convention defines starvation as war crime

  • Quote from article, "Nazis used Starvation to kill" on Newsmax.com and reported by religionjournal.com, March 226,2005:

  • To begin with, there is the long-standing and internationally accepted Geneva Convention: "The prohibition to starve civilians as a ‘method of warfare’ is included in Article 54 of Protocol I and Article 14 of Protocol II."

    According to the International Criminal Court, starvation as a means of killing is a war crime. The Court noted: "Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions' is a serious violation of the laws and customs of war [52]."

  • Read whole article at : www.religionjournal.com/showarticle.asp?id=2139/ or on the Newsmax.com site.


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