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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945-1956
Author(s): Wylie, Neville
Crossland, James
Keywords: Korean War
prisoners of war
international humanitarian law
1949 Geneva Conventions
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2016
Date Deposited: 31-Jan-2019
Citation: Wylie N & Crossland J (2016) The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945-1956. War in History, 23 (4), pp. 439-456.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0968344515575806
Rights: Wylie, N., & Crossland, J., The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945–1956, War in History, 23(4), pp. 439-456. Copyright © The Authors 2016. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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