The Geneva Convention is a treaty designed to protect Prisoners of War since World War II, with 196 signatories.

However in 2019 Russia withdrew its recognition of Prisoner of War guidelines within the treaty. Facing heavy pressure Ukraine has now also begun to breach Prisoner of War protocols provoking questions as to why the public isn’t aware of these breaches.

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Produced By: Bryndis Pastars

Featured In Story: Alexander Gillespie, Senior Lecturer International Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 23 August 2022