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- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- Military : The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense.
- Just war theory : The branch of ethics concerned with the basis for starting, conducting, and terminating wars
Rules focused on individuals and small units
Rules focused on nations
- Third Geneva Convention : In international law, the primary treaty, as of 1949, governing the status and treatment of prisoners of war
- Fourth Geneva Convention : International agreement specifying the obligations of an Occupying Power towards civilians in an area it controls
- International humanitarian law : That part of international law concerned with minimizing the human consequences of conventional and unconventional armed conflict
- Prisoner of war : An individual who has been captured by an enemy in an area of war, and meets various conditions, defined principally by the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, which qualify the person as a lawful combatant