Application of Law at the time of War

The Geneva Laws(Conventions)

Memorandum

The convention shall apply to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties, even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them. The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance.

Although one of the Powers in conflict may not be a party to the present Convention, the Powers who are parties thereto shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations.

They shall furthermore be bound by the Convention in relation to the said Power, if the latter accepts and applies the provisions thereof.

For the protected persons who have fallen into the hands of the enemy, the present Convention shall apply until their final repatriation.

  1. First Geneva Convention, 1949
  2. Second Geneva Convention, 1949
  3. Third Geneva Convention, 1949
  4. Fourth Geneva Convention, 1949

Third Geneva Convention (Geneva, 12 August 1949) especially connected with the Treatment of Prisoners of War. 

Additional protocols 

  1. Protocol I additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977
  2. Protocol II additional to the Geneva Conventions, 1977
  3. Protocol III additional to the Geneva Conventions, 2005
  4. Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949
  5. The Protection of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Emblems
  6. The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission
  7. Geneva Conventions (Consolidation) Act –Model Law
  8. Third Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – Ratification kit
  9. Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – Ratification kit

 

 

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