Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
Malaysia’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962) punishes “any person, whatever his citizenship or nationality, who, whether in or outside the Federation, commits, or aids, abets or procures the commission by any other person of any such grave breach of any of the … [1949 Geneva] conventions”.
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case
in 1995, Malaysia stated: “The right to life is one of the four non-derogable rights which constitute the ‘irreducible core’ of human rights.”