English translation: yes, it is a mistake - although strictly speaking this isn't a language question!!!
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16:19 Apr 9, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Law (general)
Italian term or phrase:la VI Convenzione di Ginevra
che ha ribadito che tutti gli Stati terzi, ed in particolare gli Stati che hanno ratificato la VI Convenzione di Ginevra del 1949 (come l'Italia)
Pretty sure this is a mistake and should be IV....Am I right??
No, it is not a mistake. There were four conventions in 1949.
Explanation: The first Geneva Convention was signed in 1864 to protect the sick and wounded in war time. This first Geneva Convention was inspired by Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross. Ever since then, the Red Cross has played an integral part in the drafting and enforcement of the Geneva Conventions.
These included the 1899 treaties, concerning asphyxiating gases and expanding bullets. In 1907, 13 separate treaties were signed, followed in 1925 by the Geneva Gas Protocol, which prohibited the use of poison gas and the practice of bacteriological warfare.
In 1929, two more Geneva Conventions dealt with the treatment of the wounded and prisoners of war. In 1949, four Geneva Conventions extended protections to those shipwrecked at sea and to civilians.
Miguel Falquez-Certain United States Local time: 13:22 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 11