Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 14. Proportionality in Attack
At the CDDH, the Syrian Arab Republic stated that it
could not accept the theory of some kind of “proportionality” between military advantages and losses and destruction of the civilian population and civilian objects, or that the attacking force should pronounce on the matter.
On the basis of a statement by the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs before the UN General Assembly in 1997, the Report on the Practice of the Syrian Arab Republic concludes that the Syrian Arab Republic considers Article 51(5)(b) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I to be a norm of customary international law.