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    Declaration made upon ratification :

    1. With regard to article 2, paragraph 4, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that a specific area of land may also be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in paragraph 4, its total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definitive military advantage;

    2. With regard to article 3, paragraph 3, under c, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that military advantage refers to the advantage anticipated from the attack considered as a whole and not only from isolated or particular parts of the attack;

    3. With regard to article 8, paragraph 1, of Protocol II : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that the words "as far as it is able" mean "as far as it is technically able";

    4. With regard to article 1, paragraph 3, of Protocol III : It is the understanding of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that a specific area of land may also be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in paragraph 3, its total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definitive military advantage.

    SOURCE : Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, New York, 1992, p.855.



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