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We might be biased, but we think the #GenevaConventions are the most important achievements of the 20th century.

Today they turn 70.

Here’s why it’s so important that even wars have rules. #GC70 #thread
Torture is unacceptable.
Sexual violence is prohibited.
Sick & wounded must be cared for.
Hospitals must not be attacked.
Detainees must be treated humanely.
Families should know the fate of missing relatives.
The dead deserve dignity.

#GenevaConventions preserve our humanity.
After the atrocities of the Second World War, the world came together to prevent such horrors from ever happening again.

It took just 4 months negotiate the #GenevaConventions.

They are universally ratified.
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Happy birthday to the 1949 #GenevaConventions! 69 years ago, after the horrific experiences of World War II, States gathered and adopted 4 Conventions at the Diplomatic Conference in #Geneva. Thread 👇🏼
One year before (in 1948), drafts of the Geneva Conventions were discussed at the 17th International conference of the Red Cross in Stockholm. #GenevaConventions
Sadly, Count Folke Bernadotte - the president of the Swedish Red Cross and president of the International Conference - was killed in Jerusalem a month after the conference.
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I’m spending a lot of time reviewing Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings to see if he has the temperament and wisdom—and whether he has shown the independence needed of our next #SupremeCourt Justice. Very disappointed by what I’m seeing:
He disagreed with, and wrote a dissent against, a court ruling that the punishment for entering this country illegally cannot be “forcing a child to have a baby”
His opinion would have allowed the government to use delay tactics to prevent women and girls from controlling what happens to their own body. Or, in other words, he drafted a (losing) legal argument that would have forced a child to have a baby acludc.org/sites/default/…
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