Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section A. Release and return without delay
Ireland’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962), as amended in 1998, provides that grave breaches of the 1977 Additional Protocol I are punishable offences.
The Act adds that any “minor breach” of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, including violations of Articles 109 and 118 of the Geneva Convention III and Articles 132–134 of the Geneva Convention IV, are also punishable offences.