18. The Geneva Red Cross Conventions 1949.

(2)     The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Their Additional Protocols

(i)     Overview of the Geneva Conventions

18.     The Geneva Red Cross Conventions 1949.

The United Kingdom1 is a party to the four Geneva Red Cross Conventions of 1949. These are: (1) the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field2; (2) the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea3; (3) the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War4; and (4) the Convention