Geneva Convention (I) of August 12, 1949

Wounded and Sick in the Field

Entering into force on October 21, 1950, the 1949 Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in the Armed Forces in the Field is the fourth revision of the prior Geneva Conventions (1864, 1906, and 1926) establishing protections for medical personnel and facilities, as well as those wounded on the battlefield. The contemporary edition takes into considerations changes and developments in warfare through the Second World War, and expands protections for personnel other than soldiers in the armed forces, such as medics and chaplains.