Practice Relating to Rule 55. Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need
The Republic of Korea’s ICC Act (2007) provides for the punishment of crimes listed in the 1998 ICC Statute. These include the war crime of “[u]sing starvation of civilians as a method of warfare … by impeding supplies of [objects indispensable to their survival] in violation of international humanitarian law” and the crime against humanity of “[t]he intentional infliction of conditions of life, inter alia
the deprivation of access to food and medicine, calculated to bring about the destruction of part of a population”. These crimes apply in both international and non-international armed conflicts.