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XVI. Protocol Relating to the Treaty Concluded at Sèvres Between the Principal Allied Powers and Greece on the 10th August, 1920, Concerning the Protection of Minorities on Greece, and to the Treaty Concluded on the Same Day Between the Same Powers Relating to Thrace

 

The Governments of the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan and Greece, being of opinion that the coming into force of the Treaty of Peace and other Instruments concluded during the present Conference will necessitate the bringing into force of the Treaty concluded at Sèvres on the 10th August, 1920, between the Principal Allied Powers and Greece concerning the protection of minorities in Greece, and of the Treaty relating to Thrace, also concluded on the 10th August, 1920, at Sèvres between the same Powers.

The undersigned, duly authorised, agree as follows on behalf of their respective Governments:

The ratification's of the two Treaties concluded at Sèvres referred to above shall, if they have not already been deposited at that date, be deposited at the same time as the ratification's of the Treaty of Peace and Instruments signed this day at Lausanne.
The provisions of Article 7, second paragraph, and of Article 15 of the Treaty of Sèvres referred to above concerning the protection of minorities, are and remain abrogated.
The application of the provisions of Article 1 of the Treaty of Sèvres referred to above relating to Thrace will be limited in accordance with the terms of Article 2 (2) of the Treaty of Peace signed this day.
Done at Lausanne, the 24th July, 1923.

Horace Rumbold

Pellé

Garroni

G.C.Montagna

K.Otohiai

E.K.Venisélos

D.Coclamanos