Rs 0.515.091.1 Additional Protocol Of 13 October 1995 To The Convention On Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed As Producing Excessive Traumatic Effects Or To Have Di

Original Language Title: RS 0.515.091.1 Protocole additionnel du 13 octobre 1995 à la Convention sur l’interdiction ou la limitation de l’emploi de certaines armes classiques qui peuvent être considérées comme produisant des effets traumatiques excessifs ou comme frappant sans di

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0.515.091.1 text original additional protocol to the Convention on Prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be injurious or indiscriminate effects excessive as indiscriminate concluded at Geneva on 13 October 1995, approved by the Federal Assembly on December 8, 1997, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on March 24, 1998, entered into force for the Switzerland September 24, 1998 (Status January 6, 2015) s. 1 additional protocol which read is annexed to the Convention of 10 October 1980 on Prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed as producing excessive traumatic effects or as indiscriminate ("the Convention") as Protocol IV.
"Protocol on blinding laser (Protocol IV) s. weapons 1 II is prohibited to employ laser weapons specifically designed in such a way that their sole function of combat or one of their combat functions is to cause permanent blindness in people whose vision is not improved, i.e. which look to the eye nude or wearing corrective lenses. The High Contracting Parties do not transfer such weapons to any State or any entity other than a State.
S. 2. in the employment of laser systems, the High Contracting Parties shall take all feasible precautions to avoid the incidence of permanent blindness in people whose vision has not improved. Such precautions include training of their armed forces and other practical measures.
S. 3. blindness as an effect incidental or collateral of the legitimate military employment of laser systems, including laser systems used against optical devices, is not covered by the prohibition laid down in the present Protocol.
S. 4 for the purposes of this Protocol, "permanent blindness" means a loss of the irreversible and uncorrectable, view which is seriously disabling with no prospect of recovery. Serious disability is equivalent to less than 20/200 Visual acuity, measured in the two eyes using the Snellen test»

RS 0.515.091 s. 2 entry into force this Protocol shall enter into force as provided in the by. 3 and 4 of art. 5 of the Convention.
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RS 0.515.091 scope on 6 January 2015 States parties Ratification Declaration of succession (S) entry into force South Africa 26 June 1998 26 December 1998 Albania 28 August 2002 28 February 2003 Germany 27 June 1997 30 July 1998 Antigua - and - Barbuda August 23, 2010 February 23, 2011 Saudi Arabia December 7, 2007 June 7, 2008 Argentina 21 October 1998 April 21, 1999 Australia 22 August 1997 30 July 1998 Austria July 27, 1998 January 27, 1999 Bangladesh 6 September

2000 6 March 2001 Belarus September 13, 2000 13 March 2001 Belgium 10 March 1999 September 10, 1999 Bolivia September 21, 2001 March 21, 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina October 11, 2001 11 April 2002 Brazil October 4, 1999 4 April 2000 Bulgaria 3 December 1998 3 June 1999 Burkina Faso 26 November 2003 May 26, 2004 Cambodia March 25, 1997 30 July 1998 Cameroon December 7, 2006 June 7, 2007 Canada January 5, 1998 July 30, 1998 Cape Verde September 16

1997 30 July 1998 Chile 15 October 2003 15 April 2004 China 4 November 1998 4 May 1999 Cyprus July 22, 2003 January 22, 2004 Colombia 6 March 2000 September 6, 2000 Costa Rica 17 December 1998 17 June 1999 Croatia 25 April 2002 25 October 2002 Cuba November 14, 2012 May 14, 2013 Denmark 30 April 1997 30 July 1998 El El Salvador 26 January 2000 July 26, 2000 Ecuador December 16, 2003 June 16, 2004 Spain January 19, 1998

30 July 1998 Estonia April 20, 2000 October 20, 2000 United States January 21, 2009 21 July 2009 Finland 11 January 1996 30 July 1998 France 30 June 1998 30 December 1998 Gabon September 22, 2010 March 22, 2011 Georgia July 14, 2006 January 14, 2007 Greece August 5, 1997 30 July 1998 Granada 10 December 2014 June 10, 2015 Guatemala 30 August 2002 28 February 2003 Guinea-Bissau August 6, 2008 February 6, 2009 Honduras October 30, 2003 April 30, 2004

Hungary 30 January 1998 July 30, 1998 India 2 September 1999 March 2, 2000 Iraq 24 September 2014 March 24, 2015 Ireland March 27, 1997 30 July 1998 Iceland 22 August 2008 22 February 2009 Israel October 30, 2000 30 April 2001 Italy January 13, 1999 13 July 1999 Jamaica September 25, 2008 25 March 2009 Japan 10 June 1997 30 July 1998 Kazakhstan 8 July 2009 8 January 2010 Kuwait 24 may 2013 24 November 2013 Latvia 11 March

1998 11 September 1998 Liberia 16 September 2005 16 March 2006 Liechtenstein 19 November 1997 30 July 1998 Lithuania 3 June 1998 3 December 1998 Luxembourg 5 August 1999 5 February 2000 Macedonia March 19, 2007 September 19, 2007 Madagascar 14 March 2008 14 September 2008 Maldives 7 September 2000 7 March 2001 Mali 24 October 2001 24 April 2002 Malta 24 September 2004 March 24, 2005 Morocco March 19, 2002 September 19, 2002 Maurice December 24, 2002 24 June

2003 Mexico March 10, 1998 September 10, 1998 Moldova September 8, 2000 8 March 2001 Mongolia 6 April 1999 6 October 1999 Montenegro 23 October 2006 S 3 June 2006 Nauru 12 November 2001 12 May 2002 Nicaragua 5 December 2000 5 June 2001 Niger September 18, 2007 March 18, 2008 Norway April 20, 1998 20 October 1998 New Zealand 8 January 1998 30 July 1998 Uzbekistan 29 September 1997 30 July 1998 Pakistan 5 December 2000 5 June 2001 Panama

26 March 1997 July 30, 1998 Paraguay December 3, 2008 June 3, 2009 Netherlands 25 March 1999 25 September 1999 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) April 28, 2014 28 April 2014 Peru July 3, 1997 30 July 1998 Philippines 12 June 1997 30 July 1998 Poland 23 September 2004 March 23, 2005 Portugal 12 November 2001 12 May 2002 Qatar November 16, 2009 may 16, 2010 Dominican Republic June 21, 2010 December 21, 2010 Czech Republic August 10

1998 10 February 1999 Romania August 25, 2003 February 25, 2004 United Kingdom 11 February 1999 11 August 1999 Russia 9 September 1999 9 March 2000 Holy See 22 July 1997 July 30, 1998 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines December 6, 2010 June 6, 2011 Serbia August 12, 2003 12 February 2004 Seychelles June 8, 2000 December 8, 2000 Sierra Leone September 30, 2004 March 30, 2005 Slovakia 30 November 1999 May 30, 2000 Slovenia 3 December 2002 3 June 2003 Sri Lanka 24 September

2004 24 March 2005 Sweden 15 January 1997 July 30, 1998 Switzerland March 24, 1998 September 24, 1998 Tajikistan 12 October 1999 12 April 2000 Tunisia March 23, 2006 September 23, 2006 Turkey March 2, 2005 September 2, 2005 Ukraine may 28, 2003 28 November 2003 Uruguay 18 September 1998 March 18, 1999 * reservations and declarations. Reservations and declarations, with the exception of Switzerland, are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English can be found at the website of the United Nations: http://treaties.un.org or obtained in the Directorate of public international law (DPIL), Section of international treaties, 3003 Berne.

For the Kingdom in Europe.

The Switzerland Swiss declaration declares that the provisions of Protocol IV on blinding laser weapons should be applicable in all circumstances.

2003 4087 RO; FF 1997 IV 1 s. 2 al. 1 FY from Dec 8. 1997 (RO 2003 4085).
RO 2003 4087, 2006 811, 2007 4399, 2009 3877, 2011 467, 2015 267. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
S. 2 al. 1 FY from Dec 8. 1997 (RO 2003 4085).

State on January 6, 2015

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