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Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
State parties (196)  - State signatories (0)

The present Convention replaced Hague Convention (X) of 1907 for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention.

It contains 63 Articles whereas the 1907 Convention had only 28. This extension is mainly due to the fact that the present Convention is conceived as a complete and independent Convention whereas the 1907 Convention restricted itself to adapting to maritime warfare the principles of the Convention on the wounded and sick in land warfare. In its structure the 1949 Convention follows closely the provisions of Geneva Convention (I) of 1949.
Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949



21.04.1949 - 12.08.1949, Geneva



63 + 1 annex

English, French

Final Record of the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949, Vol. I,  Federal Political Department, Bern pp. 225-242

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