Documents Relating to the Program of the First Hague Peace Conference: Laid Before the Conference by the Netherland Government. Translation, Issue 36

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Clarendon Press, 1921 - Arms control - 115 pages

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Page 34 - Making improper use of a flag of truce, of the national flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy, as well as the distinctive badges of the Geneva Convention ; (g) Any destruction or seizure of the enemy's property that is not imperatively demanded by the necessity of war. ARTICLE 14
Page 35 - wounded are collected, provided they are not being used at the time for military purposes. It is the duty of the besieged to indicate the presence of such buildings by distinctive and visible signs to be communicated to the enemy beforehand. ARTICLE 18 A town taken by assault ought not to be given over to pillage by
Page 39 - ARTICLE 47 An armistice suspends military operations by mutual agreement between the belligerent parties. If its duration is not defined, the belligerent parties may resume operations at any time, provided always that the enemy is warned within the time agreed upon, in accordance with the terms of the armistice. ARTICLE 48
Page 37 - 31 Prisoners of war may be set at liberty on parole if the laws of their country allow it, and, in such cases, they are bound, on their personal honour, scrupulously to fulfil, both towards their own Government and the Government by which they were made prisoners, the engagements they have contracted In such cases their own Government
Page 26 - ARTICLE 7 A distinctive and uniform flag shall be adopted for hospitals, ambulances and evacuations. It must, on every occasion, be accompanied by the national flag. An arm-badge (brassard) shall also be allowed for individuals neutralized, but the delivery thereof shall be left to military authority.
Page 40 - 54 In the absence of a special convention, the neutral State shall supply the interned with the food, clothing, and relief required by humanity. At the conclusion of peace the expenses caused by the internment shall be made good. ARTICLE 55
Page 30 - liberty to refuse their assistance, to order them to depart, and to detain them if the exigencies of the case require such a step. The wounded and wrecked picked up by these ships cannot be reclaimed by either of the combatants, and they will be required not to serve during the continuance of the war. ARTICLE
Page 40 - its territory of wounded or sick belonging to the belligerent armies, on condition that the trains bringing them shall carry neither personnel nor material of war. In such a case, the neutral State is bound to take whatever measures of safety and control are necessary for the purpose. ARTICLE 56 The Geneva. Convention applies to sick and wounded interned in neutral territory.
Page 76 - that the States between which serious disputes should arise, before taking up arms, should have recourse, in so far as circumstances would allow, to the good offices of a friendly Power. The plenipotentiaries hope that the Governments not represented at the Congress will concur in the idea which has inspired the
Page 27 - desiring to extend to armies on the sea the advantages of the Convention concluded at Geneva August 22, 1864, for the amelioration of the condition of wounded soldiers in armies in the field, and to further particularize some of the stipulations of the said Convention, have named for their commissioners : [Here follow the names of

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