Open menu


  • State
  • Acknowledged harm

Statement during the August 2013 Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict:

“All parties to conflict must abide by the rule of distinction, as the most fundamental principle of IHL – essential to ensuring protection of civilians.  We are concerned by the challenges in application of this rule, especially in the situation where attacks take place in densely populated areas and where the nature of conflicts becomes asymmetric, compounded by the use of new technologies such as cyber warfare, drones and explosive weapons.”

Website by Chesapeake