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This chapter presents a list of annexes relevant to discussion of role of physicians in armed conflicts. It includes: The Hippocratic Oath as translated by Heinrich von Staden; World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Geneva; WMA International Code of Medical Ethics; and WMA Regulations in Times of Armed Conflict. Physicians' rights and obligations in armed conflict are laid out in the four Geneva Conventions (GC) of 1949 and the two Additional Protocols (AP) of 1977. It is in the AP that the laws of armed conflict intersect with medical ethics. The reference to internal rules of the medical profession was meant to provide an alternate set of rules and obligations for physicians in armed conflict to exponentially increase the protection of those in need of medical care.

Keywords: armed conflict; Geneva Conventions; role of physicians; World Medical Association (WMA)



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