Practice Relating to Rule 53. Starvation as a Method of Warfare
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
26.2. Persons and objects affected by the war crimes set out in the present provision are persons and objects which international law protects in international or internal armed conflict.
26.3. The following are war crimes:
33. Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare or of combat by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival.