Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Draft Convention for the Protection of Civilian Populations Against New Engines of War. Amsterdam, 1938.
All the High Contracting Parties,
Affirming their fidelity to their obligations under the Pact of Paris of 27 August 1928,
Declaring that in any war which they may wage they would necessarily be the victims of aggression, or such war would on their part be a war of legitimate assistance to a victim of aggression,
Undertaking to observe the following rules, which they acknowledge to embody principles of humanity demanded by the conscience of civilization,
Have decided to conclude a Treaty and for that purpose have appointed as their respective Plenipotentiaries....................
Who, having communicated to one another their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles: