Unacceptable Risk

Unacceptable Risk

November 29, 2020

Use of explosive weapons in populated areas through the lens of three cases before the ICTY

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In Unacceptable Risk, PAX examines how military experts assessed the acceptability of explosive weapon use in three cases brought before the Yugoslavia Tribunal (ICTY). The report finds that many experts considered weapons like unguided rockets and grenades inappropriate to use in a city. But the report also finds that existing legal rules for the protection of civilians leave much room for differing interpretations.

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