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The Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

The Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

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This volume contains the official texts of the two Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, as adopted on 8 June 1977 by the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law applicable in Armed Conflicts (Geneva, 1974-77). It also includes extracts from the Final Act of the Conference and the texts of the substantive resolutions adopted at the fourth session in 1977.

The Final Act, to which the two Protocols were annexed, was deposited with the Swiss Federal Council, the depositary of the 1949 Conventions. Protocols I and II came into force on 7 December 1978.

This volume also contains the official text of the Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), adopted on 8 December 2005.

Protocol III came into force on 14 January 2007.

By 1st April 2010, 169 States had agreed to be bound by Protocol I, 165 by Protocol II and 52 by Protocol III.
This volume contains the official texts of the two Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, as adopted on 8 June 1977 by the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law applicable in Armed Conflicts (Geneva, 1974-77). It also includes extracts from the Final Act of the Conference and the texts of the substantive resolutions adopted at the fourth session in 1977.

The Final Act, to which the two Protocols were annexed, was deposited with the Swiss Federal Council, the depositary of the 1949 Conventions. Protocols I and II came into force on 7 December 1978.

This volume also contains the official text of the Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), adopted on 8 December 2005.

Protocol III came into force on 14 January 2007.

By 1st April 2010, 169 States had agreed to be bound by Protocol I, 165 by Protocol II and 52 by Protocol III.

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Published by: International Committee of the Red Cross on Oct 19, 2012
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1. Under no circumstances shall any person be punished for carrying out
medical activities compatible with medical ethics, regardless of the
person benefting therefrom.

2. Persons engaged in medical activities shall not be compelled to per-
form acts or to carry out work contrary to the rules of medical ethics
or to other medical rules designed for the beneft of the wounded and
sick or to the provisions of the Conventions or of this Protocol, or to
refrain from performing acts or from carrying out work required by
those rules and provisions.

3. No person engaged in medical activities shall be compelled to give to
anyone belonging either to an adverse Party, or to his own Party except
as required by the law of the latter Party, any information concerning
the wounded and sick who are, or who have been, under his care, if such
information would, in his opinion, prove harmful to the patients con-
cerned or to their families. Regulations for the compulsory notifcation
of communicable diseases shall, however, be respected.

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