Sweden: Consent to be Bound to Protocol IV on Blinding Laser Weapons

State Sweden
Treaty Protocol IV on Blinding Laser Weapons
Action Type Consent to be Bound
Depositary Secretary-General of the United Nations
Date 15 January 1997
Note
Declarations:
 
       " Sweden intends to apply the Protocol to all types of armed conflict;
         Sweden intends to pursue an international agreement by which the provisions of the Protocol shall be applicable to all types of armed conflict;
         Sweden has since long strived for explicit prohibition of the use of blinding laser which would risk causing permanent blindness to soldiers. Such an effect, in Sweden's view is contrary to the principle of international law prohibiting means and methods of warfare which cause unnecessary suffering."