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Accession to the Additional Protocols by the Republic of Venezuela

30-09-1998 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 324

The Republic of Venezuela acceded on 23 July 1998, without making any declaration or reservation, to the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), adopted in Geneva on 8 June 1977.

The Protocols will come into force for the Republic of Venezuela on 23 January 1999.

This accession brings to 151 the number of States party to Protocol I and to 143 those party to Protocol II.