Accession to the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols by the Republic of Palau

31-08-1996 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 313

The Republic of Palau acceded on 25 June 1996, without making any declaration or reservations, to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) and Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), adopted in Geneva on 8 June 1977.

Pursuant to their provisions, the Conventions and Protocols will come into force for the Republic of Palau on 25 December 1996.

This accession brings to 187 the number of States party to the Geneva Conventions, to 145 those party to Protocol I and to 137 those party to Protocol II.