Protection And International Legal Status Of Wounded And Sick From 1900 Until Тhe Outbreak Of Second World War Cover Image

Заштита и међународно правни статус рањеника и болесника од 1900. године до избијања Другог светског рата
Protection And International Legal Status Of Wounded And Sick From 1900 Until Тhe Outbreak Of Second World War

Author(s): Jelena Lopičić Jančić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: war; wounded; sick; international conventions

Summary/Abstract: Since ancient times, the position of the wounded and sick in war was very difficult and unregulated. Customary international law that was applied to the status of the wounded and sick was left to the victorious parties, which interpreted it only in their interests. The first international conventions regulating the status of wounded and sick were issued in the second half of nineteenth century. The tendency of humanization of war was maintained in the first half of twentieth century when the following international conventions were adopted which were very important and relevant to the status of the sick and wounded in war: the Geneva Conventions for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field from 1906, the Convention (X) for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention from 1907, and the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field from 1929. The above codifications of international law on war were very important and significant for the wounded and sick and were the base for further international codification.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 287-305
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian