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The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945–1956

Crossland, JN and Wylie, N (2016) The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945–1956. War in History, 23 (4). pp. 439-456. ISSN 0968-3445

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2017 21:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1177/0968344515575806
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4904

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