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Accession by Lithuania to the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

30-09-2000 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 839

Lithuania acceded on 13 July 2000, without making any declaration or reservation, 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. The Protocols will come into force for Lithuania on 13 January 2001.

This accession brings to 157 the number of States party to Protocol I and to 150 those party to Protocol II.

Lithuania also made a declaration accepting the competence of the International Fact-Finding Commission, in accordance with Article 90 of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I).




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