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International Documents on Corporate Responsibility

Edited by Stephen Tully

International Documents on Corporate Responsibility includes the principal international, regional and national instruments drafted by intergovernmental organisations or states as well as codes of conduct formulated by industry associations, trade unions and non-governmental organisations. The coverage includes the fields of human rights, international criminal and environmental law, labour standards, international trade, armed conflict, sustainable development, corruption, consumer protection and corporate governance. Each document is accompanied by a brief explanatory commentary outlining the historical origins of the instrument, the principal actors involved, controversial negotiation issues, applicable implementation procedure, and identifies further reference material.
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Chapter 86: UN: Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, 1949


Chapter IV: Personnel Article 28 Personnel designated in Articles 24 and 26 [medical personnel and members of voluntary aid societies] who fall into the hands of the adverse Party shall be retained only in so far as the state of health, the spiritual needs and the number of prisoners of war require . . . They shall further enjoy the following facilities for carrying out their medical or spiritual duties: (c) Although retained personnel in a camp shall be subject to its internal discipline, they shall not, however, be required to perform any work outside their medical or religious duties . . . Chapter VI: Medical Transports Article 35 Transports of wounded and sick or of medical equipment shall be respected and protected in the same way as mobile medical units . . . The civilian personnel and all means of transport obtained by requisition shall be subject to the general rules of international law. Chapter VII: The Distinctive Emblem Article 38 As a compliment to Switzerland, the heraldic emblem of the red cross on a white ground, formed by reversing the Federal colours, is retained as the emblem and distinctive sign of the Medical Service of armed forces. Nevertheless, in the case of countries which already use as emblem, in place of the red cross, the red crescent or the red lion and sun on a white ground, those emblems are also recognized by the terms of the present Convention. Chapter IX: Repression of Abuses and Infractions Article 53 The use by individuals, societies, firms or companies either...

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