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The Republic of Panama ratifies the Protocols

31-10-1995 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 308

The Republic of Panama ratified on 18 September 1995 the Protocols additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and 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 Protocols will come  into force for the Republic of Panama on 18 March 1996.

This ratification brings to 139 the number of States party to Protocol I and to 130 those party to Protocol II.