CONVENTION (II) FOR THE AMELIORATION OF
THE CONDITION OF WOUNDED, SICK AND
SHIPWRECKED MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES
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.
|Chapter I. General provisions||1–11|
|Respect for the Convention||1|
|Application of the Convention||2|
|Conflicts not of an international character||3|
|Field of application||4|
|Application by neutral powers||5|
|Non-renunciation of rights||7|
|Activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross||9|
|Substitutes for protecting powers||10|
|Chapter II. Wounded, sick and shipwrecked||12–21|
|Protection and care||12|