Practice Relating to Rule 70. Weapons of a Nature to Cause Superfluous Injury or Unnecessary Suffering
Romania’s Soldier’s Manual (1991) states: “The rules of humanitarian law prohibit causing unnecessary losses and excessive suffering to the adversary.”
In 1972, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, Romania stated: “The prohibition of weapons that caused unnecessary suffering … was of primordial importance.”
Upon signature of the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Romania affirmed “once again its decision to act, together with other States, to ensure the prohibition or restriction of all conventional weapons which are excessively injurious”.