Practice Relating to Rule 11. Indiscriminate Attacks
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case
in 1995, Mexico invoked “the principle by which the civilian population enjoys general protection and the prohibition to carry out indiscriminate attacks”.
In 2010, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of Mexico stated: “We must condemn the use of explosives in areas where civilian populations are concentrated because of their indiscriminate effects and the attendant risks.”