Pakistan is now a contracting state to two Hague Conventions
, the other instrument being the convention of 15 November 1965 on the services abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.While ratifying Hague, Pakistan has ensured that it will apply to the whole territory of Pakistan and confirmed in its acceding statement that the Hague Convention
is a state specific multi-lateral commitment.
The President said according to Article 42 of the 1907 Hague Conventions
, a territory is considered occupied when it is placed under the authority of a hostile army.
Alongwith the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions
were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in the body of secular international law.
Codifying the Dichotomy: The 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions
Governing Land Warfare and Naval Bombardment.
El-Araby stressed the importance of the UN involvement in protecting international agreements as the Israeli practices against Palestinian detainees in jails violate the Geneva Fourth Convention and the Hague Conventions
, said Sbeih.
Included are the Geneva Conventions for the amelioration of the condition of wounded and sick members of the armed forces, relative to the treatment of prisoners of war, and relative to the protection of civilian persons, together with annexes and additional protocols; the Hague Conventions
on the rules of war; and various other key documents, such as the Declaration concerning Expanding Bullets, the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, a number of conventions regulating weapons production and use, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The participants also agreed to develop an Arabic translation of the Hague Conventions
and annexes at the HCCH website.
The Council further demanded Israel, the occupying power, to respect the religious and cultural rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in occupied East Jerusalem, as provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the core international human rights instruments, The Hague Conventions
, and the Geneva Conventions.
(9) These treaties were significant in number (the most at any one time since the Hague Conventions
were ratified in 1907 (10)), but also because they represent a renewed effort to assert U.S.
In addition, the Hague Conventions
(8) sets forth procedures for obtaining discovery abroad, hammered out by the signatories in an effort to provide an alternative means of securing the information.
(69) Moreover, conventions that attempt to regulate the means used to wage war, such as the Hague Conventions
and other more recent agreements, (70) and those that attempt to ameliorate the consequences of war for certain categories of persons, such as the Geneva Conventions, (71) are deemed to apply to armed conflicts regardless of what label the Parties attach to them.
"If it continues high level bombing it is in danger of breaching the Hague conventions
on safety of civilians in war."