Declaration: “.... declares the acceptance on the part of the Holy See of said amendment to Article I of the Convention, considering that in accordance with paragraph 4 of amended Article 1 the right of the Parties, "by all legitimate means, to maintain or re-establish law and order in the State or to defend the national unity and territorial integrity of the State" should be interpreted in conformity with international humanitarian law, the United Nations' Charter and other international rules.”
Interpretative declaration: The Government of Mexico understands that the conflicts not of an international character referred to in article 1, paragraph 3 as amended correspond to the situations referred to in article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The Government of Mexico further understands that article 1, paragraph 7, as amended does not prejudice the applicability of future protocols to such situations as those defined in article 1, paragraph 2, as amended, and reserves the right to take positions that best accommodate its interests in negotiating future additional protocols.
Upon ratification, the Government of China communicated the following:
“In accordance with the provisions of Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1990 and Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1993, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the 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 shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.”
See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
For the Kingdom in Europe.
Subsequently, on 28 April 2014, the Government of The Netherlands informed the Secretary-General of the Territorial Application in respect of the Caribbean part of The Netherlands (Islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).