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Accession to the Additional Protocols by the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

31-08-1996 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 313

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe acceded on 5 July 1996, without making any declaration or reservations, to the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) and Non~International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), adopted in Geneva on 8 June 1977.

Pursuant to their provisions, the Protocols will come into force for the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on 5 January 1997.

This accession brings to 146 the number of States party to Proto-col I and to 138 those party to Protocol II.




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