The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949. Commentary
Jean S. Pictet, General Editor
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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