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Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.
Reservations made at the time of ratification
"Reservation concerning Article 75 of Protocol I
Article 75 of Protocol I will be implemented provided that
a) paragraph 4(e) is not incompatible with legislation under which any accused who causes a disturbance in court or whose presence could impede the questioning of another accused, a witness or expert may be excluded from the courtroom;
b) paragraph 4(h) is not incompatible with legislation providing for the reopening of a trial which has already led to a person's conviction or acquittal;
c) paragraph 4(i) is not incompatible with legislation relating to the public nature of hearings and of the pronouncement of judgement.
Reservation concerning Article 6 of Protocol II
Article 6, paragraph 2(e), of Protocol II will be implemented provided that it is not incompatible with legislation under which any accused who causes a disturbance in court or whose presence could impede the questioning of another accused or of a witness or expert may be excluded from the court room."
SOURCE: Notification by the depositary addressed to the ICRC on 11 August 1989.
Ratification / Accession
Reservation / Declaration
Declaration Article 90