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Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement
The Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement is an intermicronational humanitarian movement which started to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for the human being and to prevent and alleviate human suffering among the peoples of the 4th, 5th, and 6th world.
- 1 History
- 2 The Gothenburg Convention
- 3 Treaty of Jucaresti
- 4 Member States
- 5 Emblems
Carlos Salazar, a poet and politician from the Zimmerland, realized that there was no organization created to take care of the wounded and sick during major micronational wars such as the New European Civil War. Hence he decided to gather the representatives of several nations at Gothenburg City to create the organization that would fullfil such purpose. After some deliberation the Gothenburg Convention was drafted and signed. This event marked the birth of the Blue Cross Movement.
On November 5, 2011, because of the inactivity of organisation, a new treaty was drafted (The Treaty of Jucaresti) and the organisation came back to life.
The Gothenburg Convention
The Gothenburg Convention was celebrated in Gothenburg, Sweden, on April 2010. It was the first treaty of the IBCM, and thus the founding treaty.
- Wounded and Sick Soldiers who are out in battle should be humanely treated and in particular should not be killed, injured, tortured, or subjected to biological experimentation.
- Wounded and Sick Soldiers should be collected, cared for, and protected, though they may also become prisioners of war.
- Parties to the conflict should record the identity of the dead and wounded, and transmit this information to the opposing party.
- The International Blue Cross or any other impatial humanitarian organization should provide protection and relief of wounded and sick soldiers, as well as medical and religious personnel.
- Neutral vessels should be made to help and collect for the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked. Neutral vessels shall not be attacked or captured.
- Hospital ships shall not be used for any military purpose. They shall not be attacked or captured.
- Although a warship cannot capture a hospital ship's medical personnel, it can hold the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked as prisioners of war.
- Prisioners of War are responsibility of the state not the persons who capture them.
- Prisioners of War must be treated humanely without any adverse discriminations. Their medical needs must be met.
- A party holding Prisioners of War shall not use physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion.
- Prisioners of war shall be allowed to keep personal properties of non-military nature and this shall be respected.
- Civilians and/or non-combatants shall not be made Prisioners of War, they shall not suffer violence, they shall not be taken hostages, nor shall they suffer any other form of outrage to their personal dignity.
Treaty of Jucaresti
The Treaty of Jucaresti is the second treaty of the organisation, and currently the treaty of the IBCM.
The official version of the Treaty was drafted on November 5, 2011 and its composition is the following:
To the micronations of the world;
NOTING the importance of a human life; NOTING the "Right to Life" of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
There is a need of every human living to protect and preserve the life of other beings, human or non-human.
CHAPTER 1 - Preservation of life
(1) Everyone has a right to life, and no one has the right to take the others' life; (2) Every wounded person shall be healed by others, regardless the nationality, race, sex, political/sexual/religious orientation; (3) Every wound shall be cured, because all humans shall live in security and peace, without pain.
CHAPTER 2 - The Organisation
(1) Realising the importance of Chapter 1, the signatory-micronations shall found a "National Blue Cross/Blue Crescent Organisation", being part of the "International Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement"; (2) The main goal of the organisation is to heal any wounded citizen of the signatory-micronations; (3) The national organisations shall receive funds from national governments; (4) The organisation shall have a Council composed of three member-states, elected every three months; (5) The organisation shall have a General-Secretary elected every three months; (6) The organisation shall fund (along with the national government) and give moral support to national organisations.
CHAPTER 3 - The preservation of life during disasters
(1) If a natural or other kind of disaster happens in a member state, the National Blue Cross Society of that micronation shall make all it can to save and preserve the lives of the people; (2) The other member-states shall give moral or material (if possible) support to the affected micronation; (3) Every threatened life shall be preserved or saved, regardless of sex, race, nationality, sexual/religious/political orientation; (4) The national organisation shall assure the needed food, medicaments and clothes for the affected people.
CHAPTER 4 - The preservation of life in wartime (Gotenburg Convention)
(1) Every combatant is a being, and deserves the right to life; every volunteer shall heal combatants regardless the nationality, race, sex, political/sexual/religious orientation;
- The next articles are the ones in the Gothenburg Convention
Member States are those countries that ratified the Gotheburg Convention or the Treaty of Jucaresti.
- Member States that ratified the Gotheburg Convention:
- Member states that have ratified the Treaty of Jucaresti (and automatically ratified Gotheburg Convention):
The emblems of the Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement under the Salaria Convention are to be placed on humanitarian and medical, vehicles, buildings, and personnel including military surgeons, medics, and chaplains, to protect them from military attack on the battlefield. Two emblems are used and recognized, the Blue Cross and the Blue Crescent.