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Part IV Weapons and Technologies, 13 Weapons

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

Weapons — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Targeted killing — Geneva Conventions 1949
No book on targeting is going to be complete without a chapter that gives an account of the weapons that it is unlawful to use. The law relating to weaponry, however, prohibits some weapons while the circumstances in which other particular classes of weapon may be used are restricted by the law. This chapter will explain both sets of rules. As we shall shortly see, the relevant law refers, however, to weapons, methods, and means of warfare. Before launching into a discussion of the legal rules, we should pause and consider what each of these terms means. The...
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