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Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention
Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

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Part of Commentaries on the 1949 Geneva Conventions

    Peter Maurer, Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Bruno Demeyere, Heike Niebergall-Lackner, Tristan Ferraro, Lindsey Cameron, Eve La Haye, Iris Müller, Cordula Droege, Robin Geiss, Laurent Gisel, François Bugnion, Sylvain Vité, Helen Durham, Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Sandesh Sivakumaran, Geoffrey S. Corn, Michael Meyer, Dana Constantin, Knut Dörmann, Stephan Michel, Claude Schenker
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    • Date Published: December 2017
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108436380

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    • The application and interpretation of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 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, of which this is the second volume. Its preparation was coordinated by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, ICRC legal adviser and head of the project to update the Commentaries. The Second Convention is a key text of international humanitarian law. It contains the essential rules on the protection of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked at sea, those assigned to their care, and the vessels used for their treatment and evacuation. 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, including naval experts. It is an essential tool for anyone working or studying within this field.

      • The second instalment in a series of article-by-article commentaries on the Second 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 the 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: December 2017
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9781108436380
      • length: 1352 pages
      • dimensions: 247 x 176 x 49 mm
      • weight: 2.06kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Foreword
      Acknowledgements
      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: Field of application
      Article 5: Application by neutral Powers
      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, Sick and Shipwrecked: Article 12: Protection and care of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked
      Article 13: Protected persons
      Article 14: Handing over of wounded, sick and shipwrecked to a belligerent
      Article 15: Wounded, sick and shipwrecked taken on board a neutral warship or neutral military aircraft
      Article 16: Status of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked who have fallen into enemy hands
      Article 17: Wounded, sick and shipwrecked landed in a neutral port
      Article 18: Search for casualties after an engagement
      Article 19: Recording and forwarding of information
      Article 20: Presriptions regarding the dead
      Article 21: Appeals to neutral vessels
      Part III. Hospital ships: Article 22: Notification and protection of military hospital ships
      Article 23: Protection of medical establishments ashore
      Article 24: Hospital ships utilized by relief societies and private persons of Parties to the conflict
      Article 25: Hospital ships utilized by relief societies and private persons of neutral countries
      Article 26: Tonnage of hospital ships
      Article 27: Protection of coastal rescue craft and fixed coastal installations
      Article 28: Protection of sick-bays
      Article 29: Hospital ships in a port fallen into enemy hands
      Article 30: Employment of hospital ships and coastal rescue craft
      Article 31: Right of control and search of hospital ships and coastal rescue craft
      Article 32: Stay of hospital ships and coastal rescue craft in a neutral port
      Article 33: Converted merchant vessels
      Article 34: Discontinuance of protection of hospital ships
      Article 35: Conditions not depriving hospital ships of protection
      Part IV. Personnel: Article 36: Protection of the personnel of hospital ships
      Article 37: Protection of medical and religious personnel of other ships
      Part V. Medical Transports
      Article 38: Ships used for the conveyance of medical equipment
      Article 39: Medical aircraft
      Article 40: Flight over neutral countries. Landing of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked
      Part VI. The distinctive Emblem: Article 41: Use of the emblem
      Article 42: Identification of medical and religious personnel
      Article 43: Marking of hospital ships and coastal rescue craft
      Article 44: Limitation in the use of the distinctive signs
      Article 45: Prevention of misuse of the distinctive signs
      Part VII. Execution of the Convention: Article 46: Detailed execution. Unforeseen cases
      Article 47: Prohibition of reprisals
      Article 48: Dissemination of the Convention
      Article 49: Translations. Implementing laws and regulations
      Part VIII. Repression of Abuses and Infractions: Article 50: Penal sanctions
      Article 51: Grave breaches
      Article 52: Responsibilities of the Contracting Parties
      Article 53: Enquiry procedure
      Final provisions: Article 54: Languages
      Article 55: Signature
      Article 56: Ratification
      Article 57: Coming into force
      Article 58: Relation to the 1907 Hague Convention
      Article 59: Accession
      Article 60: Notification of accessions
      Article 61: Immediate effect
      Article 62: Denunciation
      Article 63: Registration with the United Nations
      Testimonium and signature clause
      Sources
      Index.

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      International Committee of the Red Cross

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

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