Practice Relating to Rule 85. The Use of Incendiary Weapons against Combatants
Section A. The use of incendiary weapons in general
Canada’s Code of Conduct (2001) provides that the use of “tracer rounds for other than marking” is forbidden.
Canada’s Code of Conduct (2005) provides that the use of “tracer rounds for other than marking” is forbidden.
In 1973, in response to Resolution 2932 A (XXVII) in which the UN General Assembly asked States to comment on the report of the UN Secretary-General on napalm and other incendiary weapons and all aspects of their possible use, Canada stated:
Both considerations of limitations on the use of specific weapons, such as napalm and other incendiary weapons, and efforts to promote the further development of the international humanitarian law of armed conflict, should be undertaken quickly and effectively.