Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Section A. Attacks against works and installations containing dangerous forces and against military objectives located in their vicinity
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 1977 Additional Protocol I, including violations of Article 56, as well as any “contravention” of the 1977 Additional Protocol II, including violations of Article 15, are also punishable offences.