Practice Relating to Rule 147. Reprisals against Protected Objects
Section A. Civilian objects in general
At the CDDH, Poland made a proposal for a draft article on reprisals within the 1977 Additional Protocol I – which it later withdrew – which read, inter alia
, as follows: “Insert a new article after [draft] Article 70 worded as follows: ‘Measures of reprisal against persons and objects protected by the Conventions and by the present Protocol are prohibited’.”
At the CDDH, Poland, referring to an amendment on the prohibition of attacks against civilian objects by way of reprisals sponsored by other States, stated that it supported the amendment and pointed out that “it was impossible to carry out reprisals against civilian objects without injuring civilians”.