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Commentary - Part IV : Execution of the convention #Section II : Final provisions
    SECTION II


    ' FINAL PROVISIONS '

    The formal or diplomatic provisions which it is customary to place at the end of an international Convention to settle the procedure for bringing it into effect are grouped together under this heading (1). They are similar in all four Geneva Conventions of 1949.


    Notes: (1) [(1) p.604] For general remarks on the final provisions of
    multilateral Conventions, see Michael BRANDON, ' Final
    Clauses in Multilateral Conventions, ' in The
    International Law Quarterly, October, 1951, and the works
    quoted in that Article. See also ' Handbook of Final
    Clauses, ' United Nations Secretariat, 1951;