Geneva Conventions Act 1958

Version as at 28 October 2021

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Geneva Conventions Act 1958

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

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

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

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).