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Commentary on the First Geneva Convention
Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

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Part of Commentaries on the 1949 Geneva Conventions

    Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Heike Niebergall-Lackner, Iris Müller, Tristan Ferraro, Lindsey Cameron, Bruno Demeyere, Eve La Haye, Cordula Droege, Robin Geiss, Laurent Gisel, François Bugnion, Sylvain Vité, Helen Durham, Sandesh Sivakumaran, Alexander Breitegger, Jann K. Kleffner, Geoffrey S. Corn, Michael Meyer, Dana Constantin, Knut Dörmann, Stephan Michel, Claude Schenker
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    • Date Published: February 2017
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316621233

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    • The application and interpretation of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their two Additional Protocols of 1977 have developed significantly in the sixty years since the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first published its Commentaries on these important humanitarian treaties. To promote a better understanding of, and respect for, this body of law, the ICRC commissioned a comprehensive update of its original Commentaries. Its preparation was coordinated by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, ICRC legal adviser and head of the project to update the Commentaries. The First Convention is a foundational text of international humanitarian law. It contains the essential rules on the protection of the wounded and sick, those assigned to their care, and the red cross and red crescent emblems. This article-by-article Commentary takes into account developments in the law and practice to provide up-to-date interpretations of the Convention. The new Commentary has been reviewed by humanitarian-law practitioners and academics from around the world. It is an essential tool for anyone working or studying within this field.

      • An article-by-article Commentary on the First Geneva Convention and Additional Protocols issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross, capturing contemporary developments in their application and interpretation
      • Contains thorough and up-to-date interpretations from an extensive process involving both International Committee of the Red Cross and external contributors, as well as peer review by academics and international humanitarian law practitioners, ensuring coherent content while accurately reflecting diverging views
      • Provides practitioners and scholars with easy access to comprehensive, high-quality legal information
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      • Date Published: February 2017
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781316621233
      • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 46 mm
      • weight: 2.07kg
      • contains: 8 tables
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Introduction
      Preamble
      Part I. General Provisions: Article 1. Respect for the Convention
      Article 2. Application of the Convention
      Article 3. Conflicts not of an international character
      Article 4. Application by neutral powers
      Article 5. Duration of application
      Article 6. Special agreements
      Article 7. Non-renunciation of rights
      Article 8. Protecting Powers
      Article 9. Activities of the ICRC and other impartial humanitarian organizations
      Article 10. Substitutes for protecting powers
      Article 11. Conciliation procedure
      Part II. Wounded and Sick: Article 12. Protection and care of the wounded and sick
      Article 13. Protected persons
      Article 14. Status of the wounded and sick who have fallen into enemy hands
      Article 15. Search for casualties. Evacuation
      Article 16. Recording and forwarding of information
      Article 17. Prescriptions regarding the dead. Graves Registration Service
      Article 18. Role of the population
      Part III. Medical Units and Establishments: Article 19. Protection of medical units and establishments
      Article 20. Protection of hospital ships
      Article 21. Discontinuance of protection of medical units and establishments
      Article 22. Conditions not depriving medical units and establishments of protection
      Article 23. Hospital zones and localities
      Part IV. Personnel: Article 24. Protection of permanent personnel
      Article 25. Protection of auxiliary personnel
      Article 26. Personnel of aid societies
      Article 27. Societies of neutral societies
      Article 28. Retained personnel
      Article 29. Status of auxiliary personnel who have fallen into enemy hands
      Article 30. Return of medical and religious personnel
      Article 31. Selection of personnel for return
      Article 32. Return of personnel belonging to neutral countries
      Part V. Buildings and Material: Article 33. Buildings and material of medical units and establishments
      Article 34. Property of aid societies
      Part VI. Medical Transports: Article 35. Protection of medical transports
      Article 36. Medical aircraft
      Article 37. Flight over neutral countries. Landing of the wounded and sick
      Part VII. The Distinctive Emblem: Article 38. Emblem of the Convention
      Article 39. Use of the emblem
      Article 40. Identification of medical and religious personnel
      Article 41. Identification of auxiliary personnel
      Article 42. Marking of medical units and establishments
      Article 43. Marking of units of neutral countries
      Article 44. Restrictions in the use of the emblem. Exceptions
      Part VIII. Execution of the Convention: Article 45. Detailed execution. Unforeseen cases
      Article 46. Prohibition of reprisals
      Article 47. Dissemination of the Convention
      Article 48. Translations. Implementing laws and regulations
      Part IX. Repression of Abuses and Infractions: Article 49. Penal sanctions
      Article 50. Grave breaches
      Article 51. Responsibilities of the contracting parties
      Article 52. Enquiry procedure
      Article 53. Misuse of the emblem
      Article 54. Prevention of misuse of the emblem
      Final provisions
      Article 55. Languages
      Article 56. Signature
      Article 57. Ratification
      Article 58. Coming into force
      Article 59. Relation to previous conventions
      Article 60. Accession
      Article 61. Notification of accessions
      Article 62. Immediate effect
      Article 63. Denunciation
      Article 64. Registration with the United Nations
      Testimonium and signature clause.

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      International Committee of the Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva

      Contributors

      Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Heike Niebergall-Lackner, Iris Müller, Tristan Ferraro, Lindsey Cameron, Bruno Demeyere, Eve La Haye, Cordula Droege, Robin Geiss, Laurent Gisel, François Bugnion, Sylvain Vité, Helen Durham, Sandesh Sivakumaran, Alexander Breitegger, Jann K. Kleffner, Geoffrey S. Corn, Michael Meyer, Dana Constantin, Knut Dörmann, Stephan Michel, Claude Schenker

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