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Italy
Practice Relating to Rule 77. Expanding Bullets
Italy’s IHL Manual (1991) states: “It is specifically prohibited … to use bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, or bullets which are pierced with incisions.” 
Italy, Manuale di diritto umanitario, Introduzione e Volume I, Usi e convenzioni di Guerra, SMD-G-014, Stato Maggiore della Difesa, I Reparto, Ufficio Addestramento e Regolamenti, Rome, 1991, Vol. I, § 8(6).
Italy’s Law of War Decree (1938), as amended in 1992, provides: “It is prohibited to … use bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core or is pierced with incisions.” 
Italy, Law of War Decree,1938, as amended in 1992, Article 35(6).
At the CDDH, Italy abstained in the vote on the Philippine amendment (see infra) because “it would not be useful because it dealt with means and methods of warfare which were already prohibited by the existing law”. 
Italy, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. VI, CDDH/SR.44, 30 May 1977, p. 285, § 30.