Practice Relating to Rule 53. Starvation as a Method of Warfare
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 two additional protocols to [the 1949 Geneva] Conventions … is liable to imprisonment.
Norway’s Penal Code (1902), as amended in 2008, states:
Any person is liable to punishment for a war crime who in connection with an armed conflict … uses starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of, withholding from them or denying them access to food or objects indispensable to their survival, or impeding relief supplies in violation of international law.