THE LAW OF WAR
Hague Convention No. IV, 18 October 1907, Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, T.S.
539, including the regulations thereto [hereinafter H. IV].
Hague Convention No. IX, 18 October 1907, Concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of
War, 36 Stat. 2314 [hereinafter H. IX].
Geneva Convention, for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces
in the Field, August 12, 1949, 6 U.S.T. 3114, T.I.A.S. 3362, 75 U.N.T.S. 31 [hereinafter GWS].
Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked
Members, August 12, 1949, 6 U.S.T. 3217, T.I.A.S. 3363, 75 U.S.T.S. 85 [hereinafter GWS Sea].
Geneva Convention, Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, August 12, 1949, 6 U.S.T. 3316,
T.I.A.S. 3364, 75 U.N.T.S. 135 [hereinafter GPW].
Geneva Convention, Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, August 12, 1949, 6
U.S.T. 3516, T.I.A.S. 3365, 75 U.N.T.S. 287 [hereinafter GC].
The 1977 Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions, December 12, 1977, 16 I.L.M. 1391, DA
Pam 27-1-1 [hereinafter GP I & II].
Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous, or Other Gases, and of
Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, June 17, 1925, 26 U.S.T. 571, 94 L.N.T.S. 65 [hereinafter 1925
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical
Weapons and on Their Destruction, January 13, 1993, 32 I.L.M. 800 [hereinafter 1993 CWC].
1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, May
14, 1954, 249 U.N.T.S. 216 [hereinafter 1954 Cultural Property Convention].
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological
(Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, April 10, 1972, 26 U.S.T. 583 [hereinafter
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions of the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be
Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, October 10, 1980, 19 I.L.M.
1523 [hereinafter 1980 Conventional Weapons Treaty].
Dep't of the Army, Field Manual 27-10, The Law of Land Warfare (July 1956) [hereinafter FM 27-10].
Dep't of the Navy, Naval Warfare Publication 1-14M/U.S. Marine Corps MCPW 5-2.1, The
Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations (October 1995) [hereinafter NWP 1-14M].
Dep't of Defense Instruction 5000.2, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System, 23 October 2000.
Dep't of Defense Directive 5100.77, DoD Law of War Program, 9 December 1998.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 5810.01A, Implementation of the DoD Law of War
Program, 27 August 1999.
This lesson will describe in detail the restrictions placed upon military members and commanders in the conduct of
operations in both international and non-international armed conflicts. This lesson will discuss the purposes and basic
principles of the Law of War, its application in armed conflict, the legal sources of the law, the conduct of hostilities,
treatment of protected persons, military occupation of enemy territory, neutrality, and compliance and enforcement
measures. The Appendices to this chapter include a Law of War Teaching Outline and a Troop Information Outline.
Law of War