The four volumes of the Commentary were published between 1952 and 1959. This imposing work is intended for specialists and specialized institutions.
It will be of service to legal scholars and to all those who in the course of their work - be it in government circles, armed forces or institutions within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - deal with questions regarding the implementation and application of international humanitarian law.
"Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea: Commentary":
Written mainly by Jean Pictet, with the participation of Rear-Admiral Martinus Willem Mouton, F. Siordet, C. Pilloud, J.-P. Schoenholzer, R.-J. Wilhelm and O. Uhler. Adaptation to maritime warfare of humanitarian principles formulated in relation to war on land. For more detailed information on general matters, the reader should refer to Volume I of the Commentary.