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1 The Scope of Application of the Three Additional Protocols

From: The Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions in Context

Annyssa Bellal, Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 December 2023

Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Treaties, application

This chapter discusses the scope and limitations of the application of the two Additional Protocols of 1977 and the Third Additional Protocol of 2005. It explains that some provisions must be implemented amidst peacetime, while other provisions are limited to armed conflict situations. Additional Protocol I focused on international armed conflict, while a particular form of non-international armed conflict had been addressed by the conditions of Additional Protocol II. Meanwhile, the Third Additional Protocol became effective in all situations falling within the scope of the aforementioned Protocols. The chapter also looks into the geographical and temporal scope of application within the sovereign territory.

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