Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
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(with Protocols I, II and III)
Protocol II, as amended
The Convention and its four Protocols provide new rules for protecting people and objectsboth military and civilianfrom injury or attack by means of:
This Convention, covering protocols on specific weapons, applies in situations common to the Geneva Conventions for the Protection of War Victims.
Protocol I on Non-Detectable Fragments: prohibits the use of any weapon whose primary effect is injury by fragments that escape detection by X-rays in the human body.
Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices has several functions. It
Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons prohibits attacking civilians or civilian objects with any weapon or device designed to burn people or set fire to objects, through flame, heat or both.
Protocol IV on Blinding Laser Weapons prohibits the use of laser weapons specifically designed to cause permanent blindness to the naked eye (or to the eye with corrective eyesight devices). Countries that are party to the Convention and Protocols will not transfer such weapons to any country or other entity.