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Town Hall - Alabama Room

Discover the room that marked the beginning of international Geneva.

It was in this room now called "Alabama" where the first Geneva Convention was signed.

This historic room was given the name "Alabama". The tribunal ended the conflict between the United States of America and Great Britain and closed with an agreement signed on 14 September 1872. A few years earlier, on 22 August 1864, the Geneva Convention - the founding act of the International Committee of the Red Cross - was signed in the very same room.



Possible visit according to availability.

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Please contact the State's Chancellery one month in advance to organise the visit.

Free entrance


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Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 2 - 1211 Genève 1
Telephone: +41 22 327 95 00