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    Reservations made upon accession:

    I. Concerning the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field of August 12, 1949

    Article 10

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize as legal the request addressed by the Detaining Power to a neutral country, or a humanitarian organization to undertake the functions performed by a Protecting Power, unless the State on which the wounded and sick of the armed forces in the field depend has already agreed to that request."

    Article 13

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize the 'conditions' provided for in subparagraph (2) of this article concerning members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, because these conditions are not suited to the people's wars waged today."

    II. Concerning the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea of August 12, 1949

    Article 10

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize as legal the request addressed by the Detaining Power to a neutral country or a humanitarian organization to undertake the functions performed by a Protecting Power, unless the State on which the wounded, sick and shipwrecked persons depend has already agreed to that request."

    Article 13

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize the conditions provided for in subparagraph (2) of this article concerning "members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements", because these conditions are not suited to the people's wars waged today."

    III. Concerning the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949

    Article 4

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize "the conditions" provided for in paragraph A (2) of this article concerning "members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements", because these conditions are not suited to the people's wars waged today."

    Article 10

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize as legal the request addressed by the Detaining Power to a neutral country or a humanitarian organization to undertake the functions performed by a Protecting Power, unless the State on which the prisoners depend has already agreed to that request."

    IV. Concerning the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of August 12, 1949

    Article 11

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau does not recognize as legal the request addressed by the Detaining Power to a neutral country or a humanitarian organization to undertake the functions performed by a Protecting Power, unless the State on which the aforementioned civilian persons depend has already agreed to that request."

    Article 45

    "The Council of State of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau declares that the transfer of civilian persons protected by this Convention to a Power which is a party to the Convention does not exempt the Detaining Power from carrying out the provisions of the Convention."

    SOURCE: UNTS, Vol.920, 1974, p.280-282.
21.02.1974

21.02.1974