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ICRC Commentaries On The Geneva Conventions


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

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.

This is the first volume in the Commentaries on the 1949 Geneva Conventions series.

About the series: 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 ICRC first published its Commentaries on these important humanitarian treaties. With this in mind, the ICRC commissioned a comprehensive update of the original Commentaries. Using an article-by-article approach, the new series provides up-to-date interpretations of each treaty. It is an essential tool for anyone working or studying within this field.

Forthcoming December 2016 in print and eBook format from Cambridge University Press.

More information also available at www.icrc.org/ihl

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