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Accession to the Additional Protocols by the Lebanese Republic

31-10-1997 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 320

The Lebanese Republic acceded on 23 July 1997, without making any declaration or reservations, to 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 Lebanese Republic on 23 January 1998.

This accession brings to 148 the number of States party to Protocol I and to 140 those party to Protocol II.