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At OLP Chapel – 11:45 a. At SF – 3:30 – 4:15 p. We profess our belief that Christ sent His Spirit to bestow gifts on His followers according to their part in carrying out His mission. The Geneva Convention: the signature-and-seals page of the 1864 Geneva Convention, that established humane rules of war.

The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war. Progression of Geneva Conventions from 1864 to 1949. Red Cross poster from the First World War. The Swiss businessman Henry Dunant went to visit wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino in 1859. He was shocked by the lack of facilities, personnel, and medical aid available to help these soldiers. The former proposal led to the establishment of the Red Cross in Geneva. The latter led to the 1864 Geneva Convention, the first codified international treaty that covered the sick and wounded soldiers in the battlefield.

For both of these accomplishments, Henry Dunant became corecipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. On 20 October 1868 the first, unsuccessful, attempt to expand the 1864 treaty was undertaken. With the ‘Additional Articles relating to the Condition of the Wounded in War’ an attempt was undertaken to clarify some rules of the 1864 convention and to extend them to maritime warfare. The Articles were signed but never ratified by all parties. Only the Netherlands and the United States ratified the Articles. In 1906 thirty-five states attended a conference convened by the Swiss government. On 6 July 1906 it resulted in the adoption of the « Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field », which improved and supplemented, for the first time, the 1864 convention.

It remained in force until 1970 when Costa Rica acceded to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The 1929 conference yielded two conventions that were signed on 27 July 1929. One, the « Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field », was the third version to replace the original convention of 1864. Inspired by the wave of humanitarian and pacifistic enthusiasm following World War II and the outrage towards the war crimes disclosed by the Nuremberg Trials, a series of conferences were held in 1949 reaffirming, expanding and updating the prior Geneva and Hague Conventions.

The First Geneva Convention « for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field » was the fourth update of the original 1864 convention and replaced the 1929 convention on the same subject matter. It was the first Geneva Convention on the protection of the victims of maritime warfare and mimicked the structure and provisions of the First Geneva Convention. The Third Geneva Convention « relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War » replaced the 1929 Geneva Convention that dealt with prisoners of war. In addition to these three conventions, the conference also added a new elaborate Fourth Geneva Convention « relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War ».

It was the first Geneva Convention not to deal with combatants, rather it had the protection of civilians as its subject matter. The 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions had already contained some provisions on the protection of civilians and occupied territory. Despite the length of these documents, they were found over time to be incomplete. The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949. 1952 and 1958 and containing commentaries to each of the four Geneva Conventions. In diplomacy, the term convention does not have its common meaning as an assembly of people. Rather, it is used in diplomacy to mean an international agreement, or treaty.

With two Geneva Conventions revised and adopted, and the second and fourth added, in 1949 the whole set is referred to as the « Geneva Conventions of 1949 » or simply the « Geneva Conventions ». Usually only the Geneva Conventions of 1949 are referred to as First, Second, Third or Fourth Geneva Convention. Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem. The Geneva Conventions apply at times of war and armed conflict to governments who have ratified its terms. The details of applicability are spelled out in Common Articles 2 and 3. The topic of applicability has generated some controversy. This article states that the Geneva Conventions apply to all cases of international conflict, where at least one of the warring nations have ratified the Conventions.