Germany, Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 14. Proportionality in Attack
At the CDDH, the Federal Republic of Germany stated that in its view the expression “military advantage anticipated” was intended to refer to “the advantage anticipated from the attack considered as a whole and not only from isolated or particular parts of that attack”.
At the CDDH, the Federal Republic of Germany stated:
Commanders and others responsible for planning, deciding upon or executing an attack necessarily have to reach decisions on the basis of their assessment of the information from all sources which is available to them at the relevant time.