Règle correspondante
France
Practice Relating to Rule 44. Due Regard for the Natural Environment in Military Operations
Section A. General
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case in 1995, France denied the existence in contemporary international law, either as lex lata or as lex ferenda, of a customary principle concerning the protection of the environment in time of armed conflict. It also indicated its view that in general none of the multilateral environmental agreements were applicable in times of armed conflict. 
France, Written statement submitted to the ICJ, Nuclear Weapons case, 20 June 1995, § 27; see also Oral pleadings before the ICJ, Nuclear Weapons case, 2 November 1995, Verbatim Record CR 95/24, § 45.