The 1949 Geneva Conventions have often been criticised for failing to take into the specific situation of women in armed conflict and in fact for adopting an outdated and conservative view of women's role and position in society. This paper argues that these provisions, interpreted in light of subsequent legal instruments, using modern concepts (such as gender) and different legal regimes to complement international humanitarian law can be given a more appropriate, modern meaning.
Quenivet, N. (2019, April). A (Wo)Man’s honour: Have the Geneva conventions lost their gender?. Paper presented at Seminar to Mark 70 Years of the Geneva Conventions, Maynooth University, Ireland