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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
The present Convention, which bears the date of this day, is open to signature until February 12, 1950, in the name of the Powers represented at the Conference which opened at Geneva on April 21, 1949.
Commentary of 1958