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Review of the legality of weapons : a new approachThe SIrUS Project Article - March 18, 2016

By Robin Coupland, Peter Herby (Author)

WEAPONS

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Which weapons are of a nature to cause "superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering" ? To help the international community settle this question, the ICRC launched the SlrUS project with a view to providing objective criteria. The first part of this article presents the results of a statistical study of the effects of weapons that can serve as a medical basis for developing such criteria. The second part focuses on legal issues and includes proposals submitted… More
Which weapons are of a nature to cause "superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering" ? To help the international community settle this question, the ICRC launched the SlrUS project with a view to providing objective criteria. The first part of this article presents the results of a statistical study of the effects of weapons that can serve as a medical basis for developing such criteria. The second part focuses on legal issues and includes proposals submitted by the ICRC at the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, held in Geneva from 31 October to 6 November 1999. Less

Published : 1999