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From the Second World War to the 1949 Diplomatic Conference

30-06-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 834, by Jean Pictet

 Abstract of the article  "   De la Seconde Guerre mondiale à la Conférence diplomatique de 1949  "  

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Jean Pictet, a former Vice-President of the ICRC, is one of the chief architects of modern international humanitarian law. In an article entitled “The formation of international humanitarian law” and published (in English) in the Review (No. 244, January-February 1985, pp. 3-24), Pictet analysed the ideas and forces which led to the successful negotiation and adoption of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949.

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