Practice Relating to Rule 86. Blinding Laser Weapons
Section A. Laser weapons specifically designed to cause permanent blindness
In 1991, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Ireland stated that it might support the proposal to ban blinding laser weapons.
Upon acceptance of the 1995 Protocol IV to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Ireland stated: “The provisions of … Protocol [IV] which by their contents or nature may also be applied in peacetime, shall be observed at all times.”