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Diplomatic Conference on Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflict: Protocols I and II to the Geneva Conventions*

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[Reproduced from U.N. Document A/32/144 of August 15, 1977, Annexes I and II. The page numbers in the table of contents have been changed to indicate the I.L.M. pages.

[The Conference adopted the Protocols by consensus on June 8, 1977. They were submitted to Governments for consideration and will be open to signature on December 12, 1977, at Berne, for a period of twelve months.

[The Conference adopted the following resolutions with regard to Protocol I at'its 54th meeting on June 7, 1977: Resolution 17 (IV) concerning the use of certain electronic and visual means of identification by medical aircraft (see articles 6 and 8 of annex I to Protocol I) which requests the International Civil Aviation Organization to establish procedures for the designation of an SSR mode and code to be used by medical aircraft in case of an international armed conflict and notes the agreement to recognize the flashing blue light as a means of identification' of medical aircraft, inviting ICAO to provide for its use as such in the appropriate ICAO documents; Resolution 18 (IV) concerning the use of visual signalling for identification of medical transports (see articles 3, 6, 10 and 11 of annex I to Protocol I) which requests the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization to consider introducing into the appropriate documents the flashing blue light and providing recognition of the distinctive emblem, as well as establishing unique flag signals and flare combinations for visual identification of medical transports; and Resolution 19 (IV) concerning the use of radiocommunications for announcing and identifying medical transports (see articles 7, 8 and 9 of annex I to Protocol I) which notes that an agenda item of the World Administrative Radio Conference, 1979, will be to study the technical aspects of the use of radiocommunications for marking, identifying, locating and communicating with medical transport and urges Governments to prepare for this Conference so that the requirements for radio frequencies and for international recognition of an appropriate priority signal may be provided for in the Radio Regulations.]

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page 1397 note * [See respectively 75 UNTS 31, 75 UNTS. 85, 75 UNTS 135 and 75 UNTS 287.

* [Reproduced from U.N. Document A/32/144 of August 15, 1977, Annexes I and II. The page numbers in the table of contents have been changed to indicate the I.L.M. pages.

[The Conference adopted the Protocols by consensus on June 8, 1977. They were submitted to Governments for consideration and will be open to signature on December 12, 1977, at Berne, for a period of twelve months.

[The Conference adopted the following resolutions with regard to Protocol I at'its 54th meeting on June 7, 1977: Resolution 17 (IV) concerning the use of certain electronic and visual means of identification by medical aircraft (see articles 6 and 8 of annex I to Protocol I) which requests the International Civil Aviation Organization to establish procedures for the designation of an SSR mode and code to be used by medical aircraft in case of an international armed conflict and notes the agreement to recognize the flashing blue light as a means of identification' of medical aircraft, inviting ICAO to provide for its use as such in the appropriate ICAO documents; Resolution 18 (IV) concerning the use of visual signalling for identification of medical transports (see articles 3, 6, 10 and 11 of annex I to Protocol I) which requests the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization to consider introducing into the appropriate documents the flashing blue light and providing recognition of the distinctive emblem, as well as establishing unique flag signals and flare combinations for visual identification of medical transports; and Resolution 19 (IV) concerning the use of radiocommunications for announcing and identifying medical transports (see articles 7, 8 and 9 of annex I to Protocol I) which notes that an agenda item of the World Administrative Radio Conference, 1979, will be to study the technical aspects of the use of radiocommunications for marking, identifying, locating and communicating with medical transport and urges Governments to prepare for this Conference so that the requirements for radio frequencies and for international recognition of an appropriate priority signal may be provided for in the Radio Regulations.]

Diplomatic Conference on Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflict: Protocols I and II to the Geneva Conventions*

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