Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act, 1998

Identity cards for journalists.

11.—(1) The Minister may, on behalf of the Government, issue, for the purposes of Article 79 of Protocol I, an identity card, similar to the model in Annex II to Protocol I, to a journalist, referred to in that Article, whom the Minister considers to be engaged or likely to be engaged as such in dangerous professional missions in areas of armed conflict.

(2) An identity card issued under this section to a journalist may be issued to the journalist subject to such terms or conditions as the Minister decides.

(3) The Minister may, from time to time, specify in regulations a fee to be paid by a person for the issue of an identity card under this section.