Consent to be Bound
Secretary-General of the United Nations
15 January 1997
" Sweden intends to apply the Protocol to all types of armed conflict;
Sweden intends to pursue an international agreement by which the provisions of the Protocol shall be applicable to all types of armed conflict;
Sweden has since long strived for explicit prohibition of the use of blinding laser which would risk causing permanent blindness to soldiers. Such an effect, in Sweden's view is contrary to the principle of international law prohibiting means and methods of warfare which cause unnecessary suffering."