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

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No. 53
RESOLUTIONS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE OF
GENEVA, 1949

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: The Resolutions of the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949 have no force of law. They were adopted by a majority vote.

The titles given for the Resolutions 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.

See also note introducing the Final Act of the Diplomatic Conference 1949 (No. 45).

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. 361–362.

TEXT PUBLISHED IN: Final Record of the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949, Vol. I, Berne, Federal Political Department, pp. 361–362 (Engl.); Actes de la Conférence Diplomatique de Genève de 1949, tome I, Berne, Département Politique Fédéral, pp. 355–356 (French); UNTS, Vol. 75, p. 21 (Engl., French); The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, 2nd revised edn., Geneva, International Committee of the Red Cross, July 1950, pp. 223–226 (Engl.); Les Conventions de Genève du 12 août 1949, 3ème édition, Genève, Comité international de la Croix-Rouge, 1951, pp. 228–231 (French); Los Convenios de Ginebra del 12 de Agosto de 1949, Ginebra, Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja, 1950, pp. 231–234 (Span.); International Red Cross Handbook, 1983, pp. 213–215 (Engl.); Manuel de la Croix-Rouge internationale, 1983, pp. 221–223 (French); Manual de la Cruz Roja internacional, 1983, pp. 214–216 (Span.); Handbook of the International Movement, 1994, pp. 195–197 (Engl.); Manuel du Mouvement internacional, 1994, pp. 203–205 (French); Manual del Movimiento internacional, 1994, pp. 197–199 (Span.); Droit des conflits armés, pp. 725–731 (French); ICRC website: www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Resolution 1Submission of disputes to the International Court of Justice
Resolution 2Creation of an international body in the absence of a protecting power
Resolution 3Preparation of a model agreement on the percentage and relief of retained personnel
Resolution 4Badges and identity cards of medical personnel
Resolution 5Misuse of the Red Cross emblem
Resolution 6Improvement of means of communication between hospital ships and warships, and preparation of international regulations for the use of such means

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