The ICJ is concerned about the potential fate of Afghan and foreign fighters in the city of Kunduz.
Under Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, all persons that fall into the hands of the northern alliance forces must be protected against being killed or otherwise ill-treated and, if subjected to trial, such trial must be carried out by a properly constituted court affording judicial guarantees. Lack of respect of these provisions amount to war crimes. In addition, it is incumbent on governments co-operating with the northern alliance to urge the alliance to respect these provisions further to Article 1 of the Geneva Conventions that require all States to respect and ensure respect of these Conventions.
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