The Geneva Conventions are four treaties the first of which was adopted at an international conference in 1864, that set international legal standards regarding humanitarian matters, especially concerning the treatment of non – combatants and prisoners of war during war time. The Geneva Conventions are the foundation of modern humanitarian law. (1949,1977)
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Mexico’s president vows to protect migrants, free trade and investments.
Japan’s parliament was given the green light to let Emperor Akihito step down, the first abdication in the nation’s modern history.
The Syrian regime and rebel forces ended their first day of talks without reaching agreement on how to monitor a shaky cease fire.
Saudis government push to develop entertainment sector draws resistance from religious conservatives.
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- Greek Debt Relief.
- Norway Oil Funds Sues Volkwagen.
- Apple Invests One Billion in Chinese Didi Chuxing App.
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- Europe and United States in Battle to keep Trade Pact on track.
- Austria resists Rightwing Surge as Hofer suffers wafer thin Presidential defeat.
- Swiss bank BSI hit by $100 Million penalties over scandal at Malaysian state bank.
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- Europe’s leaders eye future without UK.
- Brussels urges light – touch rules for ‘sharing economy’ businesses.
- EU threat to force Netflix and Amazon to observe 20% European content rule.
- Opec unites in resisting output caps as oil price hovers near $50.
- China scholars call for more Marx and less of the west in economics teaching.
- Uber picks up former EU competition regulator to navigate policy roadblocks.
- Investment surge gives United States an early lead in rise of the robots.
- Saudi state group to pump more oil ahead of world’s biggest listing.
- Obama the first US President to visit Hiroshima, 70 years after A-bomb.
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- Rouseff defiant Brazil’s suspended president vows to fight impeachment.
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- Facebook trademark win shows softer Chinese stance on still blocked website.
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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has nearly 30 years of experience in international election observation. The Institute also assists the electoral integrity efforts of political parties and domestic nonpartisan election monitoring organizations in more than 90 countries and territories.