Practice Relating to Rule 77. Expanding Bullets
In 1977, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Sweden stated that it, “together with others”, wanted to restate the ban on expanding bullets from 1899, but that the proposal had not met with general approval.
In 1975, during discussions in the Ad Hoc Committee on Conventional Weapons established by the CDDH, Sweden stated:
Several governments, including the US and the UK governments, had avoided a narrow interpretation of The Hague ban; their current military manuals prohibited not merely soft-nose bullets, but also irregularly-shaped bullets … It was significant that The Hague ban … had even had a decisive influence on the choice of weapons for police use, although it was not formally applicable in the domestic sphere.