IRRC No. 251

Italian Statements: made at the time of ratification of the Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions

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It is the understanding of the Government of Italy that the rules relating to the use of weapons introduced by Additional Protocol I were intended to apply exclusively to conventional weapons. They do not prejudice any other rule of international law applicable to other types of weapons.The Italian Government understands, in relation to Articles 41, 56, 57, 58, 78 and 86, that the word “feasible” is to be understood as practicable or practically possible taking into account all circumstances ruling at the time, including humanitarian and military considerations.

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