It is insufficient for a book such as this simply to report on the law applying to targeting and to actions taken in defence. Confronted with the legal obligations discussed in other chapters, it is important to enquire into how States act in order to seek to ensure that they fulfil the duties mandated by treaty law and custom. The purpose of the present chapter is therefore to review these national steps, explaining in each case how they contribute to the effort to try to ensure that those whom the law would protect are affected as infrequently and little as...
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