Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.
[p.927] Part V, Section I -- General Provisions
3282 This Section, which is based on the duty of Contracting Parties to respect and to ensure respect for the Conventions and the
Protocol, confirms the obligation to take all measures necessary for
implementing these instruments.
3283 This is supplemented by a list of particular measures for execution:
-- making available legal advisers;
-- dissemination of humanitarian law;
-- the adoption and the reciprocal communication of translations and necessary laws and regulations.
3284 One article affirms the importance of the activities of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations and requires that all such
organizations be granted facilities.
3285 This Section adds to the corresponding provisions of the Conventions and in some cases merely reiterates provisions thereof
for the purposes of the Protocol. It is also closely related to some
of the articles of Part I, also entitled ' General provisions. '
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