Practice Relating to Rule 103. Collective Punishments
Norway’s Military Penal Code (1902), as amended in 1981, provides:
Anyone who contravenes or is accessory to the contravention of provisions relating to the protection of persons or property laid down in … the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 … [and in] the two additional protocols to these Conventions …is liable to imprisonment.
In 2006, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the situation in Gaza, the permanent representative of Norway stated: “Norway is also deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza caused by Israeli attacks on vital infrastructure. Such collective punishment is unacceptable.”
In 2006, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the situation in Lebanon and Gaza, the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs stated: “Israel’s attacks on vital infrastructure constitute a form of collective punishment which is unacceptable.”