Common Article 2 Geneva Convention 12 August 1949 (Full Text)

Common Article 2 Geneva Convention

Common Article 2 Geneva Convention provides for the application of the convention. Among other things, it provides that the convention shall apply to all cases of declared war or any other armed conflict between High Contracting parties.

Application of the Convention

In addition to the provisions which shall be implemented in peacetime, the present Convention shall apply to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting Parties, even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them. The Convention shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance.

Although one of the Powers in conflict may not be a party to the present Convention, the Powers who are parties thereto shall remain bound by it in their mutual relations. They shall furthermore be bound by the Convention in relation to the said Power, if the latter accepts and applies the provisions thereof.

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