Practice Relating to Rule 75. Riot Control Agents
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
3. Means and Methods of Warfare
Several specific weapons are governed by specific treaties. These treaties establish two categories of weapons, to wit[:]
- Weapons of which the use is totally prohibited; and
- Weapons of which the use is permitted under certain conditions.
Weapons of which the Use is Totally Prohibited
- Chemical and bacteriological warfare, …
Weapons of which the use is Permitted under Certain Conditions:
- Tear Gas
. Tear gas may only be used during internal operations as a crowd management measure.
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