General title Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1929.
Forum of adoption Diplomatic Conference convened by The Swiss Federal Council with a view to the revision of the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field of 6 July 1906, and the elaboration of a Code relating to the Prisoners of War
In force yes
Entry into force 19.06.1931
The Convention on the wounded and sick of 1929 represents the third version of the Geneva Convention after those of 1864 and 1906. It was based on the experience of World War I. The alterations which were adopted were of lesser importance than those of 1906. The division into chapters and articles remained essentially unchanged. New provisions were inserted concerning the protection of medical aircraft and the use of the distinctive emblem in time of peace. Furthermore, the emblems of the red crescent and of the red lion and sun were recognized for countries which already used those signs in place of the red cross. The provisions concerning repatriation of the seriously wounded and seriously sick prisoners were transferred to the Convention on prisoners of war. The Convention of 1929 was replaced by the Geneva Convention (I) of 1949.
Meetings of forum 01.07.1929 - 27.07.1929, Geneva
Dade of adoption 27.07.1929
Number of articles 39
Authentic text French
Source D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.326-334.
Keywords WAR ON LAND; PROTECTION; WOUNDED; SICK; WAR VICTIM; MEDICAL UNIT; MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; RELIGIOUS PERSONNEL; ARMED FORCES; COMBATANT; SIGN; RED CRESCENT; RED LION AND SUN; INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT; RED CROSS; AIRCRAFT