Related Rule
Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 70. Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
In 1970, during a debate in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Resolution 2677 (XXIV), which emphasized the need to “secure the full observance of human rights applicable in all armed conflicts” and called upon “all parties to any armed conflict to observe the rules laid down in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, the Geneva [Gas] Protocol of 1925 … and other humanitarian rules applicable in armed conflicts”, the Syrian Arab Republic stated that the principles laid down in the resolution applied in all armed conflicts, even though the relevant humanitarian treaties only applied in international wars. 
Syrian Arab Republic, Statement before the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.3/SR.1794, 19 November 1970, p. 343.