Supervisory Body
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Adopting Body
Date of adoption
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Date of entry into force
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Canada adheres to this treaty
Date Canada adhered
Reservations, objections, declarations
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Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)Other universal treatyLaw of armed conflict/International crimesDiplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law applicable in Armed Conflicts1977-06-08Yes1978-12-07Yes1978-12-07Yes1990-11-20YesReservations made at the time of ratification.

Protocol II
Protocol relating to the Protection of Victims of Non- International Armed Conflicts.
Statement of understanding

The Government of Canada understands that the undefined terms used in Additional Protocol II which are defined in Additional Protocol I shall, so far as relevant, be construed in the same sense as those definitions.
The understandings expressed by the Government of Canada with respect to Additional Protocol I shall, as far as relevant, be applicable to the comparable terms and provisions contained in Additional Protocol II.

SOURCE: Notification by the depositary addressed to the ICRC on 22 November 1990.
Document - 01 (www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/475?OpenDocument) - EnglishDocument - 02 (www.ohchr.org/FR/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/ProtocolII.aspx) - FrenchDocument - 03 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-01-01-01-01-082.pdf) - EnglishDocument - 04 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-01-01-01-01-172.pdf) - French