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Convention (III) for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention of 22 August 1864. The Hague, 29 July 1899.
Art. 12. The present Convention shall be ratified as soon as possible.
The ratifications shall be deposited at The Hague.
On the receipt of each ratification a ' procès-verbal ' shall be drawn up, a copy of which, duly certified, shall be sent through the diplomatic channel to all the Contracting Powers.