World wars have an essential part in establishing diplomacy through the different relations between other nations, and was also considered as the backbone of the history. The events that happened on the First and Second World Wars, the violence of all kinds including the mass killings, were strong proof of lack of proper regulations under the international legal systems. From 1914 up to the present, these have been referred to as the deadliest and most destructive wars in global history. Over the course of war, humanitarian treatment of prisoners of war was not emphasized until the second half of the nineteenth century. Most of the earlier rules and regulations in the international criminal law dealing with the armed conflicts are without any especially effective regulations relating to the prisoners of war.
According to David Carter, Canada administered prison camps for interned civilians during the First and Second World Wars, and for 34,000 combatant German prisoners of war (POWs) during the Second World War. He stated that most Canadians who were captured during the Second World War, including the 1,946 who were captured during the raid on Dieppe in 1942, were held in German POW camps. The conditions in these camps were difficult but, for the most part, many prisoners of the German camps had adequate food and were treated relatively humanely.
In understanding the issue of humanitarian violation towards the prisoners of war, Canada proposes 3 main resolutions, it incorporates:
1. The 1929 Geneva Convention requested standards in offering security to the detainees of war (POWs). Principles were upgraded in the third 1949 Geneva Convention, following the exercises of the Second World War, and additionally in Additional Protocol I of 1977. The fundamental purposes of these two conventions are that adversary powers who are injured, debilitated or wrecked must be dealt with and thought about.
2. POWs cannot be arraigned for taking an immediate part in threats. Their confinement is not a type of discipline, rather it likewise expects to forestall promote interest in the contention. They should be discharged and repatriated immediately after the finish of threats. The keeping force may indict them for conceivable atrocities, yet not for demonstrations of savagery that are legitimate under International Humanitarian Law.
3. The Prisoners of Wars must be dealt with empathetically in all conditions. They should be guaranteed in being ensured against any demonstration of brutality, and additionally against terrorizing abuse and open interest. The International Humanitarian Law likewise characterizes least states of detainment covering such issues as convenience, sustenance, dress, cleanliness and restorative consideration for the advantages of the POW.