Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Practice Relating to Rule 70. Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
At the CDDH, the USSR considered that Article 20 of the draft Additional Protocol II “met the demands of humanitarian law and could give rise to no objections”.
In 1975, during discussions in the Ad Hoc Committee on Conventional Weapons established by the CDDH, the representative of the USSR stated: “The question of prohibition or restriction of the use of certain types of conventional weapons liable to cause unnecessary suffering … was one of great importance.”