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Cluster Munitions. Autonomous Weapon Systems. Trade in Conventional Arms. Reduction and Limitation of Conventional Arms. Rules Regulating the Use of Weapons. During Armed Conflict. During Peace Time. Since the end of the 19th century, with the development of technically more and more sophisticated weapons that cause increasingly brutal injuries to combatants as well as civilians, states started not only to ban certain types of weapons entirely but also to limit the quantity and to regulate the use of weapons.
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Petersburg is the first formal agreement banning the use of certain weapons in war. The two Hague Peace Conferences in as well as in brought progress in this respect. After fairly unsuccessful attempts in the League of Nations, a true multilateral process of disarmament started after the end of World War II in the framework of the UN, but also on the regional level.
The international law of weapons existing today comprises a large variety of rules. Whereas weapons of mass destruction are governed by a rather comprehensive and restrictive regime, in the field of conventional arms the rules are less widespread and existing treaties usually only govern specific categories of weapons and ammunitions.
Also the scope of regulation differs from a complete ban to limitations on the production, stockpiling, use or trade in arms. Likewise, the compliance and verification mechanisms differ considerably depending on the type of arms and ammunition. Finally, there are rules on the use of arms in war time as a means and method of warfare, as well as on the use of arms in peace time for the purpose of law enforcement. After an overview on general sources on international weapons law I. Making Treaties Work. Further Information :. With respect to weapons of mass destruction nuclear, biological and chemical weapons , international treaty law provides the most comprehensive rules on their production, use and non-proliferation, as well as compliance.
In contrast to biological and chemical weapons, there is not complete ban of nuclear weapons. There are, however, numerous multilateral treaties governing specific aspects of nuclear weapons, such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, establishing nuclear-weapon free zones, and banning tests with nuclear weapons. During the Cold War, but also after the US and the USSR have concluded a number of bilateral agreements on the reduction of short range and medium range missiles. There are a number of treaties addressing conventional weapons and banning or limiting their number, use or proliferation.
Some categories of weapons, such as autonomous weapons systems or small arms and ammunition are, however, hardly regulated or regulation is still under discussion. The Convention provides a framework for negotiating the prohibition or restriction of specific conventional weapons that are considered to be excessively injurious or having indiscriminate effects.
So far, 5 protocols have been concluded. Bibliography :. Legal Sources. Accordingly, the existing rules of treaty law and customary international law on the use of weapons apply Cf. So far, there is no specific legal instrument on cyber weapons, consequently the rules on the use of weapons Cf. Another possibility to limit the use of conventional weapons is to limit their availability. This is done through a number of regimes limiting and regulating the trade in arms.
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