The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc. sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 Appropriate the amendment to article I of the Convention on the Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Conventional Weapons Which May Be Convictioned to Be EXCESSIVELY NATIONAL OR OF INDISCRIMINATE EFFECTS, adopted by the Second Review Conference, in Geneva .CONFEDERATION YOUR PROVISIONS IN December 2001, ARTICLE 2 Contact the national executive branch.
IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, TO THE DIASS OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBRE DE DOS MIL TRES.
EDUARDO O. CHANGE. . JOSE L. GIOJA. . Eduardo D. Rollano. . Juan Estrada.
Amendment to article I of the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
The States parties to the Second Review Conference, held from 11 to 21 December 2001, adopted the following decision to amend article I of the Convention to expand the scope of its application to non-international armed conflicts. This decision is contained in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference, which is issued as document CCW/CONF.II/2.
"They should amend article I of the Convention as follows:
1. This Convention and its annexed Protocols shall apply to situations referred to in article 2 common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the protection of victims of armed conflict, including any situations described in article I, paragraph 4, of Additional Protocol I to those Conventions.
2. This Convention and its annexed Protocols shall apply, in addition to situations referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, to situations referred to in article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.
The Convention and its annexed Protocols shall not apply to situations of internal tension and internal disturbance, such as riots, sporadic acts of violence and other similar acts that are not armed conflict.
3. In the case of non-international conflicts taking place in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each party to the conflict shall be bound to apply the prohibitions and restrictions of this Convention and its annexed Protocols.
4. No provision of this Convention or its annexed Protocols may be invoked in order to undermine the sovereignty of a State or the responsibility of the Government to maintain or restore public order in the State or to defend the national unity and territorial integrity of the State by all legitimate means.
5. No provision of this Convention or its annexed Protocols may be invoked to justify direct or indirect intervention, regardless of reason, in an armed conflict or in the internal or external affairs of the High Contracting Party in whose territory such conflict takes place.
6. The application of the provisions of this Convention and its annexed Protocols to the parties to a conflict, which are not High Contracting Parties, which have accepted this Convention and its annexed Protocols, shall not change their legal status or the status of a disputed territory, either expressly or implicitly.
7. The provisions of paragraphs 2 to 6 of this article shall not be construed to prejudice the additional Protocols adopted after 1 January 2002, which may apply, exclude or modify the scope of their application in relation to this article. "