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Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.
At accession on 3 December 1954, the Federal Republic of Germany stated that the Conventions are also applicable to Land Berlin.
SOURCE: UNTS, Vol.202, 1954-1955, pp.330-333.
Objection to the reservation made upon accession by Guinea-Bissau to the Geneva Conventions I, II and III. Notification effected with the Government of Switzerland on 3 March 1975:
"The reservation formulated in this connexion by the Republic of Guinea-Bissau concerning
Article 13 (2) of the first Geneva convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field
Article 13 (2) of the second Geneva convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea
Article 4 (2) of the third Geneva convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
exceed, in the opinion of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the purpose and intent of these Conventions and are therefore unacceptable to it. This declaration shall not otherwise affect the validity of the said Geneva Conventions under international law as between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau."
SOURCE: UNTS, Vol.970, 1975, p.367.
Ratification / Accession
Reservation / Declaration