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Title: Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (Geneva Convention II)
Alternative Title(s): Geneva Convention II
Available From: http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/7c4d08d9b287a42141256739003e636b/44072487ec4c2131c125641e004a9977?OpenDocument
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/y2gcacws.htm
Conclusion Date: 1949-08-12
Entry Into Force Date: 1950-10-21
Description: "The present Convention replaced Hague Convention (X) of 1907 for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention. It contains 63 Articles whereas the 1907 Convention had only 28. This extension is mainly due to the fact that the present Convention is conceived as a complete and independent Convention whereas the 1907 Convention restricted itself to adapting to maritime warfare the principles of the Convention on the wounded and sick in land warfare. In its structure the 1949 Convention follows closely the provisions of Geneva Convention (I) of 1949." This summary is available from the International Committee of the Red Cross web site, International Humanitarian Law Database.
Legal Citation: 75 UNTS 85
EISIL Categories: Home > International Humanitarian Law > Basic Sources
Keywords: Geneva Conventions
Language(s): English
French
Document Creator: International Committee of the Red Cross
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