This map layer presents a timeline showing the years in which individual countries ratified the Geneva Conventions.
Example of how to read the map:
In 1978, Paraguay ratified the Geneva Conventions.
ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
The ICRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The Red Cross was founded in 1863 with the aim of providing rapid assistance to people caught up in conflicts, facing armed violence or hit by natural disasters. Its overriding mission is to protect life, health and dignity. The organization remains impartial, neutral and independent in situations of war and violent conflict. The core tasks of the ICRC are to monitor compliance with the Geneva Conventions, organize nursing and care of the wounded, supervise the treatment of prisoners of war, help to bring together families separated by armed conflict, protect the civilian population, and mediate between parties to a conflict. The ICRC also coordinates and manages international relief missions. In its role as the supervisory body of the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee is an important source of information and documentation.