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15. Article 3 Common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

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This chapter talks about the Article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, which is adopted by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War. In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions: (1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria; (2) The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for.

Keywords: armed forces; Article 3; Geneva Conventions; High Contracting Parties; victims



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