|The letter of transmission of this instrument contained the following request:
“Le Gouvernement du Mali, se référant à l’article 44 dudit Protocole, sollicite sa ratification avec une application à effet immédiat.” [Original : French]
Article 44 reads as follows:
“The situations referred to in Articles 18 and 19 of the Convention shall give immediate effect to ratifications, acceptances or approvals of or accessions to this Protocol deposited by the parties to the conflict either before or after the beginning of hostilities or occupation. In such cases the Director-General shall transmit the communications referred to in Article 46 by the speediest method.”
In accordance with the terms of its Article 44, the date of entry into force of this Protocol with respect to Mali is 15 November 2012.