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International Humanitarian Law (Law Of War)


1949 and 1977 Conventions and Protocols
Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II), 8 June 1977.
 
Other Treaties, Conventions and Protocols
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. Geneva, 10 October 1980. Amendment article 1, 21 December 2001.
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 25 May 2000
Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict The Hague, 26 March 1999
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, 18 September 1997
Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices as amended on 3 May 1996 (Protocol II to the 1980 Convention as amended on 3 May 1996)
Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (Protocol IV to the 1980 Convention), 13 October 1995
San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea, 12 June 1994
Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, Paris 13 January 1993
International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries, 4 December 1989.
Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III). Geneva, 10 October 1980.
Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices (Protocol II). Geneva, 10 October 1980.
Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments (Protocol I). Geneva, 10 October 1980.
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. Geneva, 10 October 1980.
Final Act of the United Nations Conference on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects. Geneva, 10 October 1980.
Resolution on Small-Calibre Weapon Systems. Geneva, 28 September 1979.
Annex I (to the Protocol I) : Regulations concerning identification (as of 6 June 1977)
Annex I (to the Protocol I) : Regulations concerning identification (as amended on 30 November 1993)
Convention on the prohibition of military or any hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 10 December 1976.


Charter of the United Nations


Article 2Prohibition on the Use of Force    
Article 39Determining Existence of Threat
Article 51Right of Self-Defense


United Nations General Assembly


G.A.Res. 3314Definition of Aggression (1974)
G.A.Res. 2131Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States (1965)


U.S. Army Field Manual No. 27-10
The Law of Land Warfare


ForewardForeward
AbbreviationsAbbreviations
Chapter 1Rules and Principles
Chapter 2Hostilities
Chapter 3Prisoners of War
Chapter 4The Wounded and Sick
Chapter 5Civilian Persons
Chapter 6Occupation
Chapter 7Nonhostile Relations Of Belligerents
Chapter 8Remedies For Violation Of International Law
Chapter 9Neutrality


U.S. Code - Title 10, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 47
Uniform Code of Military Justice


Subchapter IGeneral Provisions
Subchapter IIApprehension And Restraint
Subchapter IIINon-Judicial Punishment
Subchapter IVCourt-Martial Jurisdiction
Subchapter VComposition Of Courts-Martial
Subchapter VIPre-Trial Procedure
Subchapter VIITrial Procedure
Subchapter VIIISentences
Subchapter IXPost-Trial Procedure And Review Of Courts-Martial
Subchapter XPunitive Articles
Subchapter XIMiscellaneous Provisions
Subchapter XIIUnited States Court Of Appeals For The Armed Forces


Other U.S. Laws


Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Pub. Law 105-338)


Coalition Rules For Embedded Journalists


Coalition Land Forces Component Command (CLFCC) Ground Rules Agreement
Public Affairs Guidance (PAG) On Embedding Media During Possible Future Operations/Deployments In The U.S. Central Commands (CENTCOM) Area Of Responsibility (AOR)
Release, Indemnification, and Hold Harmless Agreement and Agreement Not To Sue
U.S. Dept. of Defense 'Pubic Affairs Guidance On Embedding Media'

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