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The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949. Commentary

Jean S. Pictet, General Editor

The Geneva Conventions are international treaties that constitute one component of international humanitarian law.This authoritative commentary on the 1949 Geneva Conventions consists of four volumes, linked below as fully searchable text. Each of the volumes, published between 1952 and 1959, corresponds to one of the four Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949. Under the general editorship of Mr. Jean S. Pictet — Doctor of Laws and then Director for General Affairs of the International Committee of the Red Cross — the authors examine the four Conventions, article by article, and deal with questions concerning the implementation and application of international humanitarian law. This commentary can prove relevant in interpreting the provisions of the Conventions, which are still in force today. (Library of Congress Call Number JX5136 .A482 1949d; OCLC Number 313368457.) The four-volume Commentary has been reproduced for this site with the permission of the Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada of the International Committee of the Red Cross.


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Volume I: For the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
Volume II: For the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea
Volume III: Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
Volume IV: Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
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