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Laser Weapons pp 203-214 | Cite as

Laser Weapons and International Law

  • Bengt Anderberg
  • Myron L. Wolbarsht

Abstract

Several governments have voiced their concern about the development and use of lasers as anti-personnel weapons whose principal effect might result in the permanent blinding of the people attacked. This uneasiness was first made public during a Conference of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held in Geneva in October 1986. That conference passed a resolution noting that

Some governments have voiced their concern about the development of new weapons technologies the use of which, in certain circumstances, could be prohibited under existing international law, appeals to governments, with a view to meeting the standards laid down in international humanitarian law, to coordinate their efforts to clarify the law in these fields and exercise the utmost care in the development of new weapons technologies.

Keywords

Armed Conflict Laser Device Unnecessary Suffering Military Objective Military Advantage 
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© Bengt Anderberg and Myron L. Wolbarsht 1992

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  • Bengt Anderberg
  • Myron L. Wolbarsht

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