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Commentary on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949. Volume II.

31-12-1960 Publication Ref. 0204 Jean Pictet

The four volumes of the Commentary were published between 1952 and 1959. This imposing work is intended for specialists and specialized institutions.

It will be of service to legal scholars and to all those who in the course of their work - be it in government circles, armed forces or institutions within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - deal with questions regarding the implementation and application of international humanitarian law.

 Volume II  

 Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea : commentary  

Written mainly by Jean Pictet, with the participation of Rear-Admiral Martinus Willem Mouton, F. Siordet, C. Pilloud, J.-P. Schoenholzer, R.-J. Wilhelm and O. Uhler.

Adaptation to maritime warfare of humanitarian principles formulated in relation to war on land. For more detailed information on general matters, the reader should refer to Volume I of the Commentary.  


  • Author(s): Jean Pictet
  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1960
  • Production locations: Geneva
  • Edition: paperback edition
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish*
  • Type of product: Book
  • Price: CHF 8.-
  • Reference: 0204

320 pp., 16 x 23 cm

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