Law of war
Distinction in targeting
Collateral damage to civilians not a war crime if force was not disproportionate to
Grave breaches of Geneva convention,
willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments,
willfully causing great
suffering or serious injury to body or health, and extrusive destruction and
appropriation of property, not
justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly.
Grave beaches of conventions,
Hospital, religious and cultural structures are ordinarily unlawful targets.
Grave breaches only apply to international armed conflict.
All states have a duty to prosecute or extradite offenders.
States have universal jurisdiction to prosecute other violations of the Geneva
conventions but the duty to prosecute is confined to Grave Breaches
Geneva convention only applies to international conflicts.
Convention, genocide means may of the folioing acts committed with intent to
destroy, in whole or in part,
a national, ethnical, racial or religious group
Crime against humanity means any of the following acts when committed as
part of a widespread or