The Geneva Conventions And The Brits Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | posted by Hugh Hewitt Tweet Email Print Advertisement The third Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibits “humiliating and degrading” treatment of POWs. Requiring the female Brisih sailor to appear in Islamic dress seems certain to me to violate this obligation. Agreed? Ed Morrissey has more. UPDATE: Key chronology from Verum Serum.