Practice Relating to Rule 71. Weapons That Are by Nature Indiscriminate
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons (WHO) case in 1994, Solomon Islands stated:
Since [their qualitative] effects may affect people outside the scope of conflict, both in time and geographically, the use of nuclear weapons violates the prohibition on the use of weapons which … cause harm to civilians and have indiscriminate effects.
In its written statement submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case in 1995, Solomon Islands referred to:
The customary rule which states that belligerents must always distinguish between combatants and non-combatants and limit their attack only to the former. This is an old and well-established rule which has achieved universal acceptance. The first multilateral instrument to state it was the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868 … This obligation is repeated and further elaborated in different forms in many instruments.
Solomon Islands further referred to:
Those rules of the international law of armed conflict which prohibit:
-the use of weapons that render death inevitable;
-the use of weapons which have indiscriminate effects;
-any behaviour which might violate this law.