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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Art. 7. Annex I : Draft agreement relating to hospital and safety zones and localities
. -- NOTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
[p.635] This provision is out of its logical place in the Draft Agreement, since its first paragraph relates to a situation which exists before the conclusion of the Agreement (1). A provision of this nature should have been inserted in the Convention itself.
However, it offers States a most valuable basis for action. Besides, the Powers concerned might well bring the Draft Agreement into force before the zones have been established.
Notes: (1) [(1) p.635] Article 14, paragraph 2, of the Convention
reads: "Upon the outbreak and during the course of
hostilities, the Parties concerned may conclude