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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.925] Part V -- Execution of the Conventions and of this Protocol
3279 This Part reaffirms and develops the corresponding provisions of the Conventions, clarifying the duty to respect and to ensure respect
for the Conventions and the Protocol.
3280 Section I ' (General provisions), ' closely related to Part I, which has the same title, is mainly concerned with preparatory and
preventive measures. It contains one general article and some special
provisions which either add to the relevant articles of the
Conventions or reiterate provisions thereof for the purposes of the
Protocol, as the case may be.
3281 Section II ' (Repression of breaches of the Conventions and of this Protocol) ' is basically concerned with repression of breaches.
However, it also deals with prevention of breaches and with the
responsibility of States. It should be noted with regard to the
Commission set up in accordance with Article 90
Fact-Finding Commission) ' that States may at any time make an a
priori declaration on recognition of the competence of that
' B.Z. '