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Revised and New Draft Conventions for the Protection of War Victims

Texts Approved and Amended by the XVIIth International Red Cross Conference (Revised Translation)

October 1948

This document contains the texts approved and amended by the XVIIth International Red Cross Conference of the following four revised and new conventions, which are collectively known as “Revised and New Conventions for the Protection of War Victims.”

  • Revision of the Geneva Convention of July 27, 1929, for the relief of the wounded and sick in armies in the field;
  • Revision of the Tenth Hague Convention of October 18, 1907, for the adaptation to maritime warfare of the principles of the Geneva Convention of 1906;
  • Revision of the Convention concluded at Geneva on July 27, 1929, relative to the treatment of prisoners of war;
  • Convention for the protection of civilian persons in time of war.


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