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Area Of Application Of The Additional Protocol To The Geneva Conventions Of August 12, 1949, Concerning The Adoption Of An Additional Safety Mark (Protocol Iii)

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Zusatzprotokolls zu den Genfer Abkommen vom 12. August 1949 über die Annahme eines zusätzlichen Schutzzeichens (Protokoll III)

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184. Presentation by the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions 1 of 12 August 1949 concerning the adoption of an additional protection mark (Protocol III)

According to the communications of the Government of the Swiss Confederation, the following countries have ratified their instruments of ratification and/or Instruments of accession to the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, concerning the adoption of an additional protection mark (Protocol III) (BGBl. III N ° 137/2009):


Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:


16 March 2011


12 August 2011


31 March 201

Cook Islands

7 September 2011


30 April 2012


18 August 2010


10 December 2010


29 July 2011


19. Jänner 2010

According to other communications, the following states have expressed the following reservations, or Statements made:

Netherlands 2 :

The Protocol shall apply to the Kingdom of the Netherlands as follows:


For the European part of the Netherlands as of 13 June 2007;


in the case of the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustasius and Saba) as of 10. October 2010;


for Aruba from 13 June 2007, and


for Curaçao and Sint Maarten from 10. October 2010.

United Kingdom 2 :

The Embassy of your British Majesty has the honour to declare, on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, that the ratification of Protocol III extends to the following territories for whose international relations it is responsible: Anguilla, Guernsey, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Isle of Man, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, South Georgia and southern Sandwich Islands, St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; the Territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands.