ICRC databases on international humanitarian law
Treaties and Documents
1949 Conventions and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Art. 3. Annex I : Draft agreement relating to hospital zones and localities
-- PROHIBITED ACCESS
This obligation, which follows naturally from Article 1
, calls for no particular comment.
In practice, a fairly large police force will no doubt be required, since it is to be feared that under certain circumstances unauthorized persons may try to enter the zones in considerable numbers.