The War Crimes Act of 1996 is a law that defines a war crime to include a "grave breach of the Geneva Conventions", specifically noting that "grave breach" should have the meaning defined in any convention (related to the laws of war) to which the United States is a party. The definition of "grave breach" in some of the Geneva ...
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Jun 19, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 21, 1996
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 21, 1996.
Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1996
Length: 2 pages
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H.R. 3680 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Civic Impulse. (2017). H.R. 3680 — 104th Congress: War Crimes Act of 1996. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr3680
“H.R. 3680 — 104th Congress: War Crimes Act of 1996.” www.GovTrack.us. 1996. June 27, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/104/hr3680>
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