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Convention (II) with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 29 July 1899.
Art. 3. The present Convention shall be ratified as speedily as possible.
The ratifications shall be deposited at The Hague.
A ' procès-verbal ' shall be drawn up recording the receipt of each ratification, and a copy, duly certified, shall be sent through the diplomatic channel, to all the Contracting Powers.