Declarations concerning the scope of amended Protocol II:
[Same declarations, mutatis mutandis , as those made by Ireland in regard to article 1 and 2 of the Protocol.]
France takes it that article 4 and Technical Annex to amended Protocol II do not require the removal or replacement of mines that have already been laid.
Declaration concerning standards on marking, monitoring and protection:
The provisions of amended Protocol II such as those concerning the marking, monitoring and protection of zones which contain anti-personnel mines and are under the control of a party, are applicable to all zones containing mines, irrespective of the date on which those mines were laid.