Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
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[p.423] The above provision is not in its proper place in the Draft Agreement, its first paragraph relating to a period of time before the conclusion of the Agreement. (1) A provision of this nature should have been inserted in the Convention itself.
Be that as it may be, the basis which the Article offers to States is a most valuable one. Besides, the Powers concerned might well bring the Draft Agreement into force before the zones have been established.
* (1) [(1) p.423] Article 23 of the Convention reads: "Upon the
outbreak and during the course of hostilities, the Parties
concerned may conclude agreements ...". See above, page