Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 14. Proportionality in Attack
Section A. General
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case in 1995, Egypt stated that the use of nuclear weapons cannot at all be legal because they “are expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof, which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated”. 
Egypt, Written statement submitted to the ICJ, Nuclear Weapons case, 20 June 1995, § 18; see also § 35(B)(2) and (3).
The Report on the Practice of Egypt states: “Egypt is of the opinion that the principle of proportionality must be respected [at] all times and in any circumstance.” 
Report on the Practice of Egypt, 1997, Chapter 1.5.