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The Korean War and the post-war prisoners of war (POW) regime, 1945-1956

Wylie, Neville; Crossland, James

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Neville Wylie

James Crossland



Abstract

This paper examines the framework for the treatment of prisoners of war that emerged after 1945. It focuses on one of the key elements of the post-war prisoner of war (POW) regime, the role of neutral bodies – state authorities acting as ‘protecting powers’ or humanitarian agencies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross – in supervising the implementation of the 1949 POW convention. It examines the importance of neutral supervision for the POW regime, and shows how the events of the Korean War affected the willingness of states to comply with their obligations under the new convention.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal War in History
Print ISSN 0968-3445
Electronic ISSN 1477-0385
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Wylie, N., & Crossland, J. (in press). The Korean War and the post-war prisoners of war (POW) regime, 1945-1956. War in History, 23(4), https://doi.org/10.1177/0968344515575806
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0968344515575806
Keywords Korean War, prisoners of war, international humanitarian law, 1949 Geneva Conventions
Publisher URL http://wih.sagepub.com/content/23/4/439.full.pdf+html
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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