Accession to the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 by Trinidad and Tobago
30-09-2001 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 843
Trinidad and Tobago acceded on 20 July 2001, 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 Trinidad and Tobago on 20 January 2002.
Trinidad and Tobago also made a declaration accepting the competence of the International Fact-Finding Commission, in accordance with Article 90 of Protocol I.
This accession brings to 159 the number of States party to Protocol I and to 151 those party to Protocol II.