Ratification of the Geneva Protocol

August 6, 1953

The 12th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 4-8 August, 1953 in Paris, France:

Believing the use and even the preparation of chemical and biological weapons to be a crime against humanity

The XII International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting in Paris, August 4-8th, 1953,

Requests all Governments to ratify without reservation, if they have not already done so, the Geneva Protocol of the 17th June, 1925, on the prohibition of the use of poison gas and bacteriological warfare.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom makes an urgent appeal, moreover, to all the Governments to give a clear undertaking that they will no longer experiment on or manufacture such weapons.

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