Reference : V-S-51179-A-01
Date : 22/03/2016
Title : Exposition : First part : Launch of the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention
Duration : 01:31:38
Speaker :
DURHAM, Helen (director of Department of international law and policy, ICRC)
MAURER, Peter (president, ICRC)
Language : English
Recording type : conference
Recording kind : original recording not edited (rush)
Recording location : Humanitarium, ICRC headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
Description : Since their adoption in 1949, the Geneva Conventions have been put to the test and there have been significant developments in how they are applied and interpreted in practice. In order to expose these developments and provide up-to-date interpretations, the ICRC and a team of experts embarked on a major project to update the Commentaries on the Conventions. The first installment of this ambitious project is now available : the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. This publication addresses a range of important issues such as the scope of the obligation to respect and ensure respect for humanitarian law, the beginning and end of armed conflict and the protection of the wounded and sick, medical facilities and personnel.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production : ICRC
Producer :
MOREL, Cindy (technical assistant Humanitarium, ICRC)
ZURCHER, Florence (archivist, ICRC)
MP3 file size : 83.9 MB