Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
. -- 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