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Page 28 - Prohibition of forced movement of civilians 1. The displacement of the civilian population shall not be ordered for reasons related to the conflict unless the security of the civilians involved or imperative military reasons so demand. Should such displacements have to be carried out, all possible measures shall be taken in order that the civilian population may be received under satisfactory conditions of shelter, hygiene, health, safety and nutrition.
Page 28 - Starvation of civilians as a method of combat is prohibited. It is therefore prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless for that purpose, objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population such as food-stuffs, agricultural areas for the production of food-stuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works.
Page 76 - All persons who do not take a direct part or who have ceased to take part in hostilities, whether or not their liberty has been restricted, are entitled to respect for their person, honour and convictions and religious practices. They shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction.
Page 73 - In so far as objects are concerned, military objectives are limited to those objects which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose total or partial destruction, capture or neutralization, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definite military advantage.
Page 3 - There are few places elsewhere where some 1,900 political killings and disappearances a year — approximately 90 per cent of them at the hands of armed forces ostensibly controlled by a civilian democratic government — would be considered routine. In El Salvador, however, where the number of...
Page 73 - Land mines, laid without customary precautions, and which are unrecorded, unmarked, or which are not designed to destroy themselves within a reasonable time, may also be blind weapons in relation to time.
Page 55 - ... of law, all members of the special investigative unit must be drawn from the security forces. El Salvador's Constitution requires that evidence introduced in Salvadoran courts be produced by judges or by auxiliary organs of the judiciary. The auxiliary organs listed in the current law are the security forces: the National Police, the Treasury Police, and the National Guard. Because the National Assembly did not designate the Commission as an "auxiliary organ...
Page 73 - A specific area of land may be a military objective if, because of its location or other reasons specified in this Article, its total or partial destruction, capture or neutralization in the circumstances ruling at the time offers definite military advantage...
Page 6 - Embassy retreated, claiming that its position had been "misunderstood" and that indeed "masas are not an appropriate military target of and by themselves, only insofar as they may be part of a legitimate target of armed guerrillas.