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Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. The Hague, 14 May 1954.
III - Para. 10.
10. (a) The present Protocol shall enter into force three months after five instruments of ratification have been deposited.
(b) Thereafter, it shall enter into force for each High Contracting Party, three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.
(c) The situations referred to in Articles 18
of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, signed at The Hague on 14 May 1954, shall give immediate effect to ratifications and accessions deposited by the Parties to the conflict either before or after the beginning of hostilities or occupation. In such cases, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall transmit the Communications referred to in paragraph 14
by the speediest method.