The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences; Translation of the Original Texts Volume 3

The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences; Translation of the Original Texts Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: Article 9;, finally, we propose to maintain Article 10, and we join fully in the proposition of the French delegation. Such are the modifications which we have the honor to submit to the examination of the subcommission. His Excellency Turkhan Pasha asks permission to read a declaration in the name of the Ottoman delegation: On the occasion of the exchange of views which is to take place for the purpose of seeking the means suitable for the extension and completion of the decisions already reached at the First Conference in regard to the adaptation to maritime war of the principles of the Geneva Convention of 1864, the Ottoman delegation deems it its duty to make the following declaration: As is known, the Imperial Ottoman Government gave its adhesion to the principles of the Geneva Convention throughout their whole extent, but at the same time it formulated the reserves which have been reiterated since in regard to the flag of the Red Cross, which has been chosen by the Conference of 1864 as the distinctive sign of military hospitals and ambulances. Although recognizing in the most complete manner the inviolability of foreign hospitals and ambulances covered with this flag, and although the commanders of the Ottoman army corps, in the orders of the day transmitted to their troops, always enjoined upon the latter to take every care that the inviolability of the medical personnel and buildings placed under the Red Cross flag should be rigorously respected, the Imperial Government has been unable, owing to certain particular considerations, to itself adopt it. Being obliged, therefore, to find another distinctive sign for its military hospitals and ambulances and for its medical personnel, it chose for this purpose the Red Crescent on a more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,016g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664353
  • 9781236664358