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Bringing the Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols to the 21st Century

The ICRC Commentaries on the 1949 Geneva Conventions date back to the 1950s and those on the 1977 Additional Protocols were subsequently developed in the 1980s. Since the original Commentaries were published, the Conventions and Protocols have been put to the test. Practice with respect to their application and interpretation has grown significantly. In order to capture these developments, a major ICRC project to update the Commentaries is now well underway.

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