Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Resolutions of the Diplomatic Conference. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Whereas agreements may only with difficulty be concluded during hostilities;
whereas Article 28
of the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field of August 12, 1949, provides that the Parties to the conflict shall, during hostilities, make arrangements for relieving where possible retained personnel, and shall settle the procedure of such relief;
whereas Article 31
of the same Convention provides that, as from the outbreak of hostilities, Parties to the conflict may determine by special arrangement the percentage of personnel to be retained, in proportion to the number of prisoners and the distribution of the said personnel in the camps,
the Conference requests the International Committee of the Red Cross to prepare a model agreement on the two questions referred to in the two Articles
mentioned above and to submit it to the High Contracting Parties for their approval.