Disarmament is the act of reducing limiting or abolishing weapons. it focuses on the abolishment of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons

The Geneva Convention


"The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are international treaties that contain the most important rules limiting the barbarity of war.
They protect people who do not want to take part in the fighting"

The first Geneva convention: protects wounded and sick soldiers on land during war
This provides protection for the wounded and sick, but also for medical and religious personnel,
medical units and medical units and transport

The second Geneva convention: protects wounded sick and shipwrecked military personnel at the sea during war
this convention replaced the Hague convention of 1907 for the adaptation to maritime warfare, if has 63 articles all applicable to war at sea
it protects hospital ships and has identity cards for medical and religious personnel

The third geneva convention: applies to prisoners of war
this convention replaced the prisoners of war convention of 1929 it contains 143 articles. specifiying in conditions of captivity
and places of captivity. labour of prisoners of war, financial resources and releive after the event.

The fourth geneva convetion applies to protection of civilians, even in occupied territory
came about as a consequences of the abcence of a convention for the protection of civilians in wartime, provides strict
regulation as to humanitarian relief for population in occupied territory and general protection of population.
http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/genevaconventions