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The first-ever Geneva Convention governing the sick and wounded members of armed forces was signed in Geneva in 1864.

The First Geneva Convention, for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, is one of four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It defines "the basis on which rest the rules of international law for the protection of the victims of armed conflicts."<ref name=pictet>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> The Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field was adopted in 1864. It was significantly revised and replaced by the 1906 version,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the 1929 version, and later the First Geneva Convention of 1949.<ref name="First">1949 Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field</ref> It is inextricably linked to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is both the instigator for the inception and enforcer of the articles in these conventions.


First Geneva Convention sections
Intro  History  Summary of provisions  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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The first-ever Geneva Convention governing the sick and wounded members of armed forces was signed in Geneva in 1864.

The First Geneva Convention, for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, is one of four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It defines "the basis on which rest the rules of international law for the protection of the victims of armed conflicts."<ref name=pictet>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> The Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field was adopted in 1864. It was significantly revised and replaced by the 1906 version,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the 1929 version, and later the First Geneva Convention of 1949.<ref name="First">1949 Geneva Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field</ref> It is inextricably linked to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is both the instigator for the inception and enforcer of the articles in these conventions.


First Geneva Convention sections
Intro  History  Summary of provisions  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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