The Hague, 29 July 1899 entry into force: 4 september 1900


SECTION II ON HOSTILITIES



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SECTION II ON HOSTILITIES
CHAPTER I – Means of Injuring the Enemy, sieges and bombardments
Article 22
The right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited.

Article 23
Besides the prohibitions provided by special Conventions, it is especially prohibited
(a) To employ poison or poisoned arms;
(b) To kill or wound treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army;
(c) To kill or wound an enemy who, having laid down arms, or having no longer means of defence, has surrendered at discretion;
(d) To declare that no quarter will be given;
(e) To employ arms, projectiles, or material of a nature to cause superfluous injury;
(f) To make improper use of a flag of truce, the national flag or military ensigns and uniform of the enemy, as well as the distinctive badges of the Geneva Convention;
(g) To destroy or seize the enemy's property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war.

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