ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
  • Print page
Commentary - Art. 8. Annex II : Regulations concerning mixed medical commissions (see Article 112)
    ARTICLE 8. -- TERMS OF SERVICE


    The present Article states that the "terms of service" of the persons concerned are to be settled by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in agreement with the Detaining Power. This means that the salary, insurance (life, health, accident) and travelling expenses will normally be paid by the International Committee, which will then claim reimbursement from the Detaining Power. Moreover, the members of Commissions will wear the military uniform of their home country after prior notification of the Detaining Power by the International Committee (1).


    * (1) [(1) p.660] The latter point was the subject of a
    unanimous recommendation by the Meeting of Neutral
    Members; see ' Report on the Meeting of Neutral Members of
    the Mixed Medical Commissions, ' p. 13;