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
Provisions concerning the treatment of prisoners of war are contained in the Hague Regulations of 1899 and 1907. In the course of World War I they revealed several deficiencies as well as a lack of precision. Such defects were partly overcome by special agreements made between belligerents in Berne in 1917 and 1918. In 1921, the International Red Cross Conference held at Geneva expressed the wish that a special convention on the treatment of prisoners of war be adopted. The International Committee of the Red Cross drew up a draft convention which was submitted to the Diplomatic Conference convened at Geneva in 1929. The Convention does not replace but only completes the provisions of the Hague regulations. The most important innovations consisted in the prohibition of reprisals and collective penalties, the organization of prisoners'work, the designation, by the prisoners, of representatives and the control exercised by protecting Powers.
Meetings of forum 01.07.1929 - 27.07.1929, Geneva
Dade of adoption 27.07.1929
Number of articles 97 + 1 annex
Authentic text French
Source D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.341-364.
Keywords WAR VICTIM; WOUNDED; SICK; PROTECTION; PRISONER OF WAR; DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY; REPATRIATION; CONDITIONS OF DETENTION; INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT; NEUTRAL STATE; TREATMENT; INTERNMENT; INTERNMENT IN A NEUTRAL COUNTRY