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Burundi
Practice Relating to Rule 70. Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “It is prohibited to use weapons which are of a nature to cause superfluous injuries or unnecessary suffering.” 
Burundi, Règlement n° 98 sur le droit international humanitaire, Ministère de la Défense Nationale et des Anciens Combattants, Projet “Moralisation” (BDI/B-05), August 2007, Part I bis, p. 17; see also Part I, pp. 32, 40, 80 and 93.
The Regulations also states: “The principle which stipulates that superfluous injuries and [unnecessary] suffering must be avoided prohibits any form of violence that is not indispensable to the gaining of superiority over the adversary.” 
Burundi, Règlement n° 98 sur le droit international humanitaire, Ministère de la Défense Nationale et des Anciens Combattants, Projet “Moralisation” (BDI/B-05), August 2007, Part I bis, p. 39; see also Part I bis, p. 92.
The Regulations further states:
The legitimate goal which States may establish during war is the weakening of the enemy military forces. This goal would be exceeded by the use of weapons that would unnecessarily aggravate the suffering of men or render their death inevitable. Therefore, regarding the means [of warfare], a belligerent may not use weapons, projectiles, toxic gases or [other] means of combat of a nature to cause unnecessary injuries. 
Burundi, Règlement n° 98 sur le droit international humanitaire, Ministère de la Défense Nationale et des Anciens Combattants, Projet “Moralisation” (BDI/B-05), August 2007, Part I bis, p. 81.
The Regulations also states that “[t]he law of war is based on the desire … to spare combatants and non-combatants from unnecessary suffering”. 
Burundi, Règlement n° 98 sur le droit international humanitaire, Ministère de la Défense Nationale et des Anciens Combattants, Projet “Moralisation” (BDI/B-05), August 2007, Part I bis, p. 15.
Burundi’s Law on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (2003) states:
[The following are] considered as war crimes:
B. Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflicts, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:
s) employing weapons, projectiles, material and methods of combat which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering … in violation of the international law of armed conflict, provided that such weapons, projectiles and material and methods of combat are the subject of a comprehensive prohibition. 
Burundi, Law on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes, 2003, Article 4(B)(s).
Burundi’s Penal Code (2009) states:
“War crimes” means crimes which are committed as part of a plan or policy or as part of a large-scale commission of such crimes, in particular:
2. … [S]erious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:
20°. Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering … in violation of the international law of armed conflict, provided that such weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare are the subject of a comprehensive prohibition. 
Burundi, Penal Code, 2009, Article 198(2)(20°).