Practice Relating to Rule 72. Poison and Poisoned Weapons
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) states: “It is prohibited to employ poison and poisoned weapons.”
The manual adds: “The prohibition also applies to the toxic contamination of water supply installations and foodstuffs … for military purposes.”
Germany’s Law Introducing the International Crimes Code (2002) punishes anyone who, in connection with an international or a non-international armed conflict, “employs poison or poisoned weapons”.