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Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Art. 7. Annex I : Draft agreement relating to hospital zones and localities
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[p.423] The above provision is not in its proper place in the Draft Agreement, its first paragraph relating to a period of time before the conclusion of the Agreement. (1) A provision of this nature should have been inserted in the Convention itself.
Be that as it may be, the basis which the Article offers to States is a most valuable one. Besides, the Powers concerned might well bring the Draft Agreement into force before the zones have been established.
* (1) [(1) p.423] Article 23 of the Convention reads: "Upon the
outbreak and during the course of hostilities, the Parties
concerned may conclude agreements ...". See above, page