Practice Relating to Rule 79. Weapons Primarily Injuring by Non-Detectable Fragments
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) prohibits the use of “any weapon the primary effect of which is to injure by fragments which in the human body escape detection by X-rays”.
Germany’s IHL Manual (1996) states:
International humanitarian law prohibits the use of a number of means of warfare, which are of a nature to violate the principle of humanity and to cause unnecessary suffering, e.g. … weapons whose primary effect is to injury by fragments which in the human body escape detection by X-rays, e.g. plastic or glass ammunition.