Were all civilians protected by the original Geneva Convention 1949?
January 18, 2017 1:48 PM   Subscribe

BEFORE the First Protocol was added? In the original Geneva Convention of 1949, the definition of a 'Protected Person' seems limited in its application, depending on a civilian's nationality, if their country of origin maintains diplomatic relations with the country they are in, and a labyrinthine of other factors.
posted by 8LeggedFriend to Law & Government (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
ICRC, Commentary on the First Geneva Convention, 2016:
Other than the limited number of civilians who fall under paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 13, the First Convention does not apply to civilians who are wounded or sick. Civilians who are wounded or sick are entitled to protection under the Fourth Convention and other rules of international humanitarian law.
posted by grouse at 6:29 PM on January 18, 2017

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