Practice Relating to Rule 53. Starvation as a Method of Warfare
Under Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989), it is “prohibited to starve the civilian population of the adversary”.
In addition, starvation of civilians as a method of combat is specifically prohibited in non-international armed conflicts.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969), in a chapter dealing, inter alia
, with siege warfare, provides: “Belligerent forces must try and conclude agreements which facilitate … the free passage of … essential foodstuffs and clothing.”