‘5 Myths about the Geneva Conventions as they Turn 70’

This ICRC article examines and rebuts the following five ‘myths’ about the GCs, and explains why they continue to remain relevant today: 

1) There are no limits to human suffering in war; 

2) Some groups cannot or should not be engaged with; 

3) The Geneva Conventions are out of date; 

4) We are unable to act together to solve the threats that face us; 

5) International treaties don’t make a difference