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Geneva Conventions Act, 2008 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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Republic of Ghana

The seven hundred and eightieth


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Geneva Conventions Act, 2008

  • Published by Government Gazette on 16 January 2009
  • Assented to on 6 January 2009
  • Commenced on 16 January 2009
AN ACT to give effect to the Geneva Conventions done at Geneva on 12th August, 1949 and to the Protocols additional to those Conventions done at Geneva on 10th June, 1977; to incorporate the Conventions as part of the domestic law to create a framework for the effective implementation of provisions of the Conventions in this country and to provide for related matters.

Offences and Trial

1. Offences in contravention of the Conventions and Protocol I

(1)A person of whatever nationality, commits an indictable offence, if that person, whether within or outside this country commits, aids, abets or procures any other person to commit a grave breach specified in(a)article 50 of the First Convention in respect of the Geneva Conventions for the Amelioration of the…

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