Practice Relating to Rule 70. Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), any war crime provided for by the 1998 ICC Statute, which is not explicitly mentioned in the Code, such as “employing weapons, projectiles and material … which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering” in international armed conflicts, is a crime.
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
CHAPTER XLVII – Crime against Humanity, Peace and Security and against … International Humanitarian Law
Article 413 - Other violations of the provisions of … international humanitarian law
The acts that do not contain the elements of the crime provided for by Articles 411 or 412, in particular:
c) Use of such weapons, ammunition, military equipment or weapons of mass destruction in a military operation or an armed conflict, also use of such methods of waging war that cause excessive damage, unjustified suffering, or violation of the norms of the international law of armed conflicts; and if such weapons, ammunition, equipment, or methods of waging war are universally banned;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of eleven to fifteen years.