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Part III Particular Protections, 12 Objects Entitled to Special Protection

William H. Boothby

From: The Law of Targeting

William H Boothby

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Military objectives — Geneva Conventions 1949 Additional Protocol 1 — Armed forces — Armed conflict
Civilian objects shall not be the object of attack. That is the general rule provided for in API1 and is reflective of a customary law rule which has its basis in the customary principle of distinction. The nature and significance of the protection afforded to civilian objects was discussed in Chapters 5 and 6. Reference is, however, made in both hard-2 and soft-law3 instruments to the notion that certain types of civilian object are entitled to special protection. It is the purpose of this chapter to consider whether, in relation to each such category of civilian...
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