International Law - Bombing of Civilians
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... Bombing of Civilians in Wartime The first document is the “Law and Customs of War on Land (Hague II), July 29, 1899 This document s thatarmies cannot attack towns, villages, habitations and buildings. Moreover, the Commander, before commencing a bombardment, must do all he can to warn authorities. If there is a siege or a bombardment, there should be all steps taken to protect hospitals, charities, places where the wounded are gathered, as well as cultural artifacts. The second document is the “Law and Customs on War on Land (Hague IV) October 18, 1907.”1 This states that undefended towns, villages, dwellings and buildings cannot be attacked. This document is basically the same as the previous one....