Annan reminds warring parties of Geneva Conventions

[JURIST] UN Secretary General Kofi Annan spoke to reporters on the Iraq situation Monday. He responded to Friday's criticism of the UN by Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Aldouri - reported previously on JURIST - and in light of weekend events (loss of electricity and water in Basra, display of US prisoners on Iraqi TV) reminded the warring parties of their obligations under the Geneva Conventions to protect civilians and treat prisoners of war humanely. Watch recorded video from the UN.

 

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