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Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects

International Committee of the Red Cross.

Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects

report on the work of experts.

by International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Published in Geneva .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War (International law)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJX5131 .R4 1973
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 72 p.
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5099798M
    LC Control Number74171756

    Legal Review of Weapons. In discussing weapons law more generally, Parks explains that legal reviews of weapons usually consider first whether a specific treaty prohibits use of that weapon, and second whether the weapon is prohibited by general considerations, specifically unnecessary suffering or indiscriminate effects.   This post discusses deliberate, indiscriminate, and disproportionate attacks on civilians carried out with specific weaponry, and looks at when the use of certain weapons or weapon systems can constitute war crimes under international law, even when used against combatants, who are lawful targets.

    Laser Weapons: Blinding Laser Weaponry and Its Discontents. have indiscriminate effects if used, Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or ha ve indiscriminate effects. munitions may cause serious injury and unnecessary suffering, that is they are excessively cruel to humans. Alternatively, or in addition, they may be indiscriminate, that is they fail to distinguish between combatants and civilians. When reviewing Protocol III, states should.

    cause of unnecessary suffering, both of which are prohibited under existing international humanitarian law.' In May , as part of its campaign efforts, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)2 emphatically agreed with this general assessment of . ill-health; it may precipitate certain diseases (some terminal ones), and delay the healing of other injuries 6. The same reasons which have led to the express prohibition of other weapons of mass destruction, and weapons that cause unnecessary and cruel suffering with indiscriminate effects, apply likewise - and even.


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Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects by International Committee of the Red Cross. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Problemofthe use ofcertainconventionalweapons thatmay cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects. In support of their proposal, the experts said, inter alia, that, in view of its importance and topical interest, this question had been the subject of sustained debate at the Conference meetings.

Size: 2MB. Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects report on the work of experts / Contributor Names International Committee of the Red Cross.

Created / Published Geneva: [s.n.], Subject Headings. The preamble to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons provides that the States parties have based themselves “on the principle that prohibits the employment in armed conflicts of weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering”.

Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects. Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: International Committee of the Red Cross.

OCLC Number: Description: iv, 72 pages 23 cm. The prohibition of the use of means and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering is set forth in a large number of treaties, including early instruments such as the St.

Petersburg Declaration and the Hague Declarations and Regulations. The prohibition on the use of chemical and biological weapons in the Geneva. Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects.

Geneva, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: International Committee of the Red Cross.

OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (iv, The prohibition of superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, together with the principle of distinction, have been recognized by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as ‘cardinal principle(s) constituting the fabric of humanitarian law’.

ICJ, Legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons, Advisory Opinion, 8 July§ CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS WHICH MAY BE DEEMED TO BE EXCESSIVELY INJURIOUS OR TO HAVE INDISCRIMINATE EFFECTS AS AMENDED ON 21 DECEMBER The High Contracting Parties, methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering.

The United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW or CCWC), concluded at Geneva on Octoand entered into force in Decemberseeks to prohibit or restrict the use of certain conventional weapons which are considered excessively injurious or whose effects are indiscriminate.

The full title is Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on Condition: Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. Geneva, 10 October of warfare of a nature to.

Coalition Forces have used indiscriminate and especially injurious weapons in Iraq that are banned by international conventions or widely considered unacceptable.

The US has extensively used a napalm-type incendiary bomb known as MK that is considered inhumane by many human rights organizations as it burns victims to death. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Weapons that May Cause Unnecessary Suffering or Have Indiscriminate Effects; Report of the Work of Experts, ICRC, Geneva,Table III.1, p.

Among other issues, modern laws of war address the declarations of war, acceptance of surrender and the treatment of prisoners of war; military necessity, along with distinction and proportionality; and the prohibition of certain weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering.

The law of war is considered distinct from other bodies of law—such. DU weapons, critics argue, can produce long-term negative health effects and several international bodies have called for a moratorium on their use.

Both DU and cluster munitions violate prohibitions against weapons that cause unnecessary suffering and indiscriminate harm. Napalm-type Firebombs. Weapons that may Cause Unnecessary Suffering or have Indiscriminate Effects.

ICRC. International Committee of the Red Cross. Conference of Government Experts on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (Lucerne, ).

ICRC. International Committee of the Red Cross. First, the law of war provides guidance on the lawfulness of weapons, prohibiting indiscriminate weapons and weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering or superfluous injury. An indiscriminate weapon is one that cannot be directed at a lawful military target or whose effects cannot be limited to a lawful military target.

Title(s): Weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering or have indiscriminate effects; report on the work of experts. Country of Publication: Switzerland Publisher: Geneva, Description: iv. it may precipitate certain diseases (some terminal ones), and delay the healing of other injuries.5 The same reasons which have led to the express prohibition of other weapons of mass destruction, and weapons that cause unnecessary and cruel suffering with indiscriminate effects, apply likewise –and even more forcefully to nuclear weapons.

Its purpose is to prohibit or restrict the use of specific types of weapons that are considered to cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering to combatants or to affect civilians indiscriminately.

In previous comments on AI, the Secretary-General likened the technology to “a new frontier” with “advances moving at warp speed”. ICJ, Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion.

The PDF of this page is being created. Paras 1 to 63 or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. The provisions of the Convention on “mines, booby traps and other devices” have just been amended, on 3.

Boothby demonstrates impeccable knowledge of the relevant treaty regimes. The study is especially important because, ever since the first attempts to outlaw certain weapons, the definition and application of the principles of ‘unnecessary injuries’, ‘superfluous suffering’, and ‘indiscriminate effects’ have been fiercely : Daniel Heilmann.The first was the rule of distinction while the second was the prohibition on means and methods of warfare of a nature to cause unnecessary suffering (hereafter, the unnecessary suffering rule).Author: Simon O’Connor.“[W]hat constitutes ‘superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering’ [can] be determined by design-dependent, foreseeable effects of weapons when they are used against human beings and cause: specific disease, specific abnormal physiological state, specific abnormal psychological state, specific and permanent disability or specific.