• 1
    The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
  • 2
    Violence Aimed at Spreading Terror among the Civilian Population
  • 3
    Definition of Combatants
  • 5
    Definition of Civilians
  • 6
    Civilians’ Loss of Protection from Attack
  • 7
    The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
  • 8
    Definition of Military Objectives
  • 9
    Definition of Civilian Objects
  • 11
    Indiscriminate Attacks
  • 12
    Definition of Indiscriminate Attacks
  • 14
    Proportionality in Attack
  • 15
    Principle of Precautions in Attack
  • 16
    Target Verification
  • 17
    Choice of Means and Methods of Warfare
  • 18
    Assessment of the Effects of Attacks
  • 20
    Advance Warning
  • 23
    Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
  • 24
    Removal of Civilians and Civilian Objects from the Vicinity of Military Objectives
  • 25
    Medical Personnel
  • 27
    Religious Personnel
  • 28
    Medical Units
  • 29
    Medical Transports
  • 35
    Hospital and Safety Zones and Neutralized Zones
  • 36
    Demilitarized Zones
  • 37
    Open Towns and Non-Defended Localities
  • 38
    Attacks Against Cultural Property
  • 42
    Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
  • 45
    Causing Serious Damage to the Natural Environment
  • 47
    Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
  • 48
    Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress
  • 50
    Destruction and Seizure of Property of an Adversary
  • 52
    Pillage
  • 53
    Starvation as a Method of Warfare
  • 54
    Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population
  • 57
    Ruses of War
  • 58
    Improper Use of the White Flag of Truce
  • 59
    Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
  • 60
    Improper Use of the United Nations Emblem or Uniform
  • 61
    Improper Use of Other Internationally Recognized Emblems
  • 62
    Improper Use of the Flags or Military Emblems, Insignia or Uniforms of the Adversary
  • 63
    Use of Flags or Military Emblems, Insignia or Uniforms of Neutral or Other States Not Party to the Conflict
  • 64
    Conclusion of an Agreement to Suspend Combat with the Intention of Attacking by Surprise the Adversary Relying on it
  • 65
    Perfidy
  • 66
    Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to Conflict
  • 67
    Inviolability of Parlementaires
  • 69
    Loss of Inviolability of Parlementaires
  • 70
    Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
  • 71
    Weapons That Are by Nature Indiscriminate
  • Use of Prohibited Weapons
  • 72
    Poison
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • 73
    Biological Weapons
  • 74
    Chemical Weapons
  • 76
    Herbicides
  • 77
    Expanding Bullets
  • 78
    Exploding Bullets
  • 79
    Weapons Primarily Injuring by Non-Detectable Fragments
  • 80
    Booby-Traps
  • Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
  • 84
    The Protection of Civilians and Civilian Objects from the Effects of Incendiary Weapons
  • 85
    The Use of Incendiary Weapons against Combatants
  • 87
    Humane Treatment
  • 88
    Non-Discrimination
  • 89
    Violence to Life
  • 90
    Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
  • 92
    Mutilation and Medical, Scientific or Biological Experiments
  • 95
    Forced Labour
  • 96
    Hostage-Taking
  • 97
    Human Shields
  • 98
    Enforced Disappearance
  • 100
    Fair Trial Guarantees
  • 103
    Collective Punishments
  • 104
    Respect for Convictions and Religious Practices
  • 106
    Conditions for Prisoner-of-War Status
  • 107
    Spies
  • 109
    Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
  • 110
    Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
  • 113
    Treatment of the Dead
  • 118
    Provision of Basic Necessities to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
  • 124
    ICRC Access to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
  • 127
    Respect for Convictions and Religious Practices of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
  • 129
    The Act of Displacement
  • 134
    Women
  • 135
    Children
  • 139
    Respect for International Humanitarian Law
  • 140
    Principle of Reciprocity
  • 145
    Reprisals
  • 146
    Reprisals against Protected Persons
  • 147
    Reprisals against Protected Objects
  • 150
    Reparation
  • 151
    Individual Responsibility
  • 156
    Definition of War Crimes
  • 157
    Jurisdiction over War Crimes
  • 158
    Prosecution of War Crimes