International Committee of the Red Cross

National implementation of IHL: Ratification kits

Article 01 October 2015

The ICRC's Advisory Service proposes model instruments for the ratification of or accession to international humanitarian law treaties by States.

1 - Weapons

Anti-personnel mines

1997 Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction,  advice and model instruments of ratification / accession

Cluster munitions 

2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions - ratification kit, State adherence to and implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Conventional weapons

1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and its Protocols, advice   and model instruments of ratification / accession

Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, model instruments of   ratification/acession

2 - Cultural property

1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Protocols, advice and model instruments of ratification / accession

3 - Fact-finding commission

The international humanitarian Fact-finding Commission, model declaration of acceptance

4 - Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols

Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, model instruments of ratification / accession / succession

Third Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, model instrument of ratification / accessio 

5 - International criminal court

Statute of the International Criminal Court, model instruments of ratification / accession

Statute of the International Criminal Court, text of article 8 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court.