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Prohibited methods of warfare
Prohibited methods of warfare

Art. 14. Without prejudice to the present or future prohibition of certain specific weapons, the use is prohibited of weapons whose harmful effects -- resulting in particular from the dissemination of incendiary, chemical, bacteriological, radioactive or other agents -- could spread to an unforeseen degree or escape, either in space or in time, from the control of those who employ them, thus endangering the civilian population.
This prohibition also applies to delayed-action weapons, the dangerous effects of which are liable to be felt by the civilian population.

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