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International Humanitarian Law

 
Malaysia is a party to the principal international treaties dealing with international humanitarian law.
 
Status Summary
a = accession
A = acceptance
AA = approval
D = succession
 
No.
Treaty
Entry into Force
Date of Signature
Date of deposit of instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession
Effective Date (Malaysia)
1 Geneva Convention I for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, 12 August 1949
21.10.1950
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24.8.1962(a)
24.2.1963
2 Geneva Convention II for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, 12 August 1949
21.10.1950
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24.8.1962(a)
24.2.1963
3 Geneva Convention III Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 12 August 1949
21.10.1950
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24.8.1962(a)
24.2.1963
4 Geneva Convention IV Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, 12 August 1949
21.10.1950
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24.8.1962(a)
24.2.1963
5 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and its Annexed Regulations, 14 May 1954
7.8.1956
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12.12.1960(a)
12.3.1961
6 First Hague Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 14 May 1954
7.8.1956
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12.12.1960
12.3.1961

Malaysia enacted the Geneva Conventions Act 1962 to specifically give effect to the obligations under the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.
 

 


Malaysia is also studying other relevant international treaties with a view to becoming a party to them including the following instruments:
 
No.
Treaty
Entry into Force
1
Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts, 8 June 1977
7.12.1979
2
Protocol II Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts, 8 June 1977
7.12.1978
3
Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 26 March 1999
9.3.2004
4
Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), 8 December 2005
14.1.2007
5
Optional Protocol to the Connection on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of children in Armed Conflict, 25 May 2000

12.2.2002