Geneva Conventions Act 1958

  • This version was replaced on 26 July 2017 to make a correction to section 3(2)(d) under section 25(1)(j)(v) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 23 April 2014

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Geneva Conventions Act 1958

Public Act
1958 No 19
Date of assent
18 September 1958
18 September 1958

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


1Short Title
3Punishment for grave breaches of Conventions or First Protocol or Third Protocol
4Notice of trial of protected persons to be served on Protecting Power, etc
5Legal representation of prisoners of war
6Appeals by protected persons
7Reduction of sentence, and custody of protected prisoners of war and internees
8Use of Red Cross and other emblems
10Application to Tokelau
11Repeal and savings
Reprint notes

An Act to enable effect to be given to certain International Conventions done at Geneva on 12 August 1949 and to certain Protocols additional to those Conventions and for purposes connected therewith

Title: amended, on 10 July 1987, by section 2 of the Geneva Conventions Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 144).