U.S. Statement on the Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention

Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention

Geneva,
December 17, 2014

The United States does not support and will not attend the December 17 meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, which we believe risks politicizing the Geneva Conventions.

We reaffirm the importance placed by the United States on the Geneva Conventions and on avoiding actions which could undermine respect for them.

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