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Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. Geneva, 10 October 1980.
Scope of application
This Convention and its annexed Protocols shall apply in the situations referred to in Article 2
common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 for the Protection of War Victims, including any situation described in paragraph 4 of Article 1
of Additional Protocol I to these Conventions.
Link to Article 1, as amended 21 December 2001