Uppsala Convention

Uppsala Convention

The Uppsala Convention is a treaty that establishes the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war. The Uppsala Convention extensively defines the basic rights of wartime prisoners (civilians and military personnel); establishes protections for the wounded and sick; and establishes protections for the civilians in and around a war-zone. It was signed… read more »

Uppsala Convention (text)

THE UPPSALA CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY WARFARE AND CONFLICT Preamble For Centuries there have been unwritten codes of conduct during times of war. As the nature of modern warfare has changed so to must the conduct of those involved in it. This document is the first attempt at a… read more »