Practice Relating to Rule 55. Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need
Section A. Access for humanitarian relief
Norway’s Military Penal Code (1902), as amended in 1981, provides:
Anyone who contravenes or is accessory to the contravention of provisions relating to the protection of persons or property laid down in … the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 … [and in] the two additional protocols to these Conventions … is liable to imprisonment.
In 2000, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the protection of humanitarian personnel in conflict areas, Norway stated that it welcomed the Council’s call for safe and unhindered access of humanitarian personnel to civilians in armed conflict.