Practice Relating to Rule 144. Ensuring Respect for International Humanitarian Law Erga Omnes
In 2005, in an answer to a question in the Parliament regarding the parliamentary election in Chechnya, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs stated: “Russia must respect human rights, international humanitarian law and the commitments it has made in the Council of Europe, in the UN, in the OSCE and to the EU.”
The use of chemical weapons is forbidden according to international law. Sweden is actively working against the use of chemical weapons in international contexts … Sweden will continue to promote global adherence to the Chemical Weapons Convention, monitor data on the use of chemical weapons in Burma and continue to observe … development[s] in Burma and work for sustainable peace.