IRRC No. 243

Communication from South Africa

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On 12 March 1984 the Republic of South Africa, a State party to the Geneva Conventions, deposited with the Swiss Government the following communication dated 24 February 1984:Accession to the aforementioned Geneva Conventions and Protocols is governed by an identically worded article which stipulates that “From the date of its coming into force, it shall be open to any Power in whose name the present Convention has not been signed, to accede to this Convention”.

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