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Convention on Hospital Ships. The Hague, 21 December 1904.
State parties (30)
State signatories (1)
This Convention was adopted at a Conference convened by the Government of the Netherlands on the initiative of the Government of France. It is still in force today. No later Convention has been concluded on the same subject.
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21.12.1904, The Hague
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Authentic text :
D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.295-297.
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