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Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 6 July 1906.
Chapter II : Sanitary formations and establishments - Art. 8.
Art. 8. A sanitary formation or establishment shall not be deprived of the protection accorded by Article 6
by the fact:
1. That the personnel of a formation or establishment is armed and uses its arms in self defense or in defense of its sick and wounded.
2. That in the absence of armed hospital attendants, the formation is guarded by an armed detachment or by sentinels acting under competent orders.
3. That arms or cartridges, taken from the wounded and not yet turned over to the proper authorities, are found in the formation or establishment.