First Geneva Convention

Major European powers sign the first-ever Geneva Convention
Major European powers sign the first-ever Geneva Convention

Historical Context

The original 12 signatories of the Geneva Convention were the:

- Swiss Confederation
- Grand Duchy of Baden
- Kingdom of Belgium
- Kingdom of Denmark
- Second French Empire
- Grand Duchy of Hesse
- Kingdom of Italy
- Kingdom of the Netherlands
- Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves
- Kingdom of Prussia
- Kingdom of Spain
- Kingdom of Württemberg

The United Kingdom of Norway and Sweden signed in December 1864.

Photo Info


Photographer: Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq
Date taken: August 22, 1964
Location taken: Geneva, Switzerland

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