Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act, 1998

Substitution of section 5 of Principal Act.

5.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for section 5 of the following section:

“Proof of application of any Scheduled Convention or Protocol.

5.— If, in any proceedings under this Act in respect of any breach of any of the Scheduled Conventions or of Protocol I or Protocol II, a question arises under Article 2 or 3 of any of the Scheduled Conventions or Article 1 or 3 of Protocol I or Article 1 of Protocol II (which relate to the circumstances in which the Conventions and Protocols apply), that question shall be determined by the Minister and a certificate purporting to set out any such determination and to be signed by or on behalf of the Minister shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be so signed, without further proof, unless the contrary is shown.”.