Rules Governing the Conduct of War and Armed Conflict

 

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1864

  Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 22 August 1864 

 

1899

   Convention (II) with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 29 July 1899. 

  Convention (III) for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention of 22 August 1864. The Hague, 29 July 1899. 

    Declaration (IV,1), to Prohibit, for the Term of Five Years, the Launching of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons, and Other Methods of Similar Nature. The Hague, 29 July 1899. 

  Declaration (IV,2) concerning Asphyxiating Gases. The Hague, 29 July 1899. 

  Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets. The Hague, 29 July 1899. 

 

1906

  Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 6 July 1906. 

 

1907

 Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 18 October 1907. 

  Convention (V) respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in Case of War on Land. The Hague, 18 October 1907. 

  Convention (X) for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention. The Hague, 18 October 1907. 

 

1919

  Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany (Treaty of Versailles), 28 June 1919 (Part I. The Covenant of the League of Nations)

 

1922

  Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare. Washington, 6 February 1922. 

  Rules concerning the Control of Wireless Telegraphy in Time of War and Air Warfare. Drafted by a Commission of Jurists at the Hague, December 1922 - February 1923. 

 

1925

  Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare. Geneva, 17 June 1925. 

 

1928

  General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy, ( Brian-Kellog Pact), Paris, 27, July 1929.

 

1929

   Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 27 July 1929.

  Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 27 July 1929. 

 

1930

  Treaty for the Limitation and Reduction of Naval Armaments, (Part IV, Art. 22, relating to submarine warfare). London, 22 April 1930. 

  Convention (No.29) concerning Forced Labour, General Conference of the International Labour Organization, 28 June 1930.

 

1934

  Draft International Convention on the Condition and Protection of Civilians of enemy nationality who are on territory belonging to or occupied by a belligerent. Tokyo, 1934. 

 

1936 

  Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments (Roerich Pact). Washington, 15 April 1935. 

 

1945

  Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

  Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender (Potsdam Declaration), 26 July 1945.

  Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis, and Charter of the International Military Tribunal. London, 8 August 1945. 

 

1946   

  Charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, approved and published by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP),19 January 1946.

  Affirmation of the Principles of International Law recognized by the Charter of the Nüremberg Tribunal. Resolution 95 (I) of the United Nations General Assembly, 11 December 1946. 

 

1948

  Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the United Nations General Assembly,. 8 December 1948

  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution, 10 December 1948

 

1949

  Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949. 

  Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea. Geneva, 12 August 1949. 

  Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949. 

  Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949. 

 

1950. 

  Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nüremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal, 1950. 

 

1951

  Treaty of Peace with Japan, San Francisco, 8 September 1951.

  Security Treaty between the United States and Japan, 8, September 1951.  

 

1968

  Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, General Assembly, 26 November 1968. 

 

Source:

 

british-forces.com/world_war2/Campaigns/potsdam

history.acusd.edu/gen/text/versaillestreaty/

www.hrweb.org/legal/undodcs

www.icrc.org/

 

  Ginn, John L. Sugamo Prison, Tokyo: An Account of the Trial and Sentencing of Japanese War Criminals in 1948, by a U.S. Participant (McFarland & Co., Jefferson, North Calorolina and London, 1992).

  Grenville, J.A.S. The Major International Treaties,1914-1973: A History and Guide with Text (Methuen, London, 1973).

  Human Rights: A Compilation of International Instruments, Vol. 1,      Universal Instrument, (United Nations, New York, 1993).