Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) provides that, in international and non-international armed conflicts, attacks against civilian objects are prohibited.
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that “directing attacks against … living places” constitutes a war crime in international and non-international armed conflicts.
In 1992, in letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and President of the UN Security Council respectively, Azerbaijan referred to data provided to the UN Fact-Finding Mission in the region concerning illegal actions by Armenia, including the destruction of and damage caused to residential buildings.