Geneva Conventions Act 1957
|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international conventions done at Geneva on the twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and for purposes connected therewith.|
|Citation||5 & 6 Eliz 2 c 52|
|Territorial extent||UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, any colony|
|Royal assent||31 July 1957|
Status: Current legislation
|Records of Parliamentary debate relating to the statute from hansard.millbanksystems.com|
|Text of the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk|
One aspect of the Geneva Conventions Act is that it makes wearing the Red Cross symbol illegal in many circumstances, sometimes with curious consequences. In 2011, a British pantomime costume had to be changed in order to comply with the Geneva Conventions Act.
Its provisions were later amended by the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 1995 and Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Act 2009.
- Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 1995
- Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Act 2009
- Daniella Graham (7 January 2011). "Jim Davidson's pantomime breaks Geneva Convention". Metro. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
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