The Laws of Armed Conflicts: A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions, and Other Documents

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No. 50
CONVENTION (II) FOR THE AMELIORATION OF
THE CONDITION OF WOUNDED, SICK AND
SHIPWRECKED MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES
AT SEA

Signed at Geneva, 12 August 1949

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: The present Convention replaced Hague Convention (X) of 1907 for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention (No. 43). 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 closely follows the provisions of Geneva Convention (I) of 1949 (No. 49).

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 21 October 1950.

AUTHENTIC TEXTS: English and French. The text below is reprinted from the Final Record of the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949, Vol. I, Federal Political Department, Berne, pp. 225–242.

The marginal titles added to the articles of the present Convention have no official character and were not adopted by the Diplomatic Conference. They were drafted by the Conference Secretariat and are used in the edition of the Geneva Conventions published by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

TEXT PUBLISHED IN: See indications under No. 48.

Articles
Preamble
Chapter I. General provisions1–11
Respect for the Convention1
Application of the Convention2
Conflicts not of an international character3
Field of application4
Application by neutral powers5
Special agreements6
Non-renunciation of rights7
Protecting powers8
Activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross9
Substitutes for protecting powers10
Conciliation procedure11
Chapter II. Wounded, sick and shipwrecked12–21
Protection and care12
Protected persons13

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