Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Rule 53. Starvation as a Method of Warfare
The Republic of Korea’s Operational Law Manual (1996) prohibits the starvation of the civilian population.
The Republic of Korea’s ICC Act (2007) provides for the punishment of anyone who commits the following war crime in both international and non-international armed conflicts:
Using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival or by impeding supplies of such objects in violation of international humanitarian law.
The Report on the Practice of the Republic of Korea states that the “protection of [the] civilian population against starvation can be regarded as an established rule of customary international law in [the] Republic of Korea”.