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Title: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons
Alternative Title(s): CCW Protocol III
Available From: http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/515?OpenDocument
Conclusion Date: 1981-04-10
Entry Into Force Date: 1983-02-12
Description: This Protocol prohibits the attack of civilian populations, individual civilians, or civilian objects with incendiary weapons, which include flamethrowers, grenades, bombs and shells. It is also prohibited to attack military objectives located in concentrations of civilians by air-delivered incendiary weapons, and precautions must be taken to avoid civilians when using incendiary weapons by other means than air delivery. The Protocol also prohibits the use of incendiary weapons on forests or plant cover unless the plants conceal military objectives.
Amends: Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
EISIL Categories: Home > Use of Force > Arms Control & Disarmament > Conventional Arms
Keywords: arms control
Language(s): English
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