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Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 22 August 1864
Art. 8. The implementing of the present Convention shall be arranged by the Commanders-in-Chief of the belligerent armies following the instructions of their respective Governments and in accordance with the general principles set forth in this Convention.