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Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets. The Hague, 29 July 1899.
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Like the Declaration of Saint Petersburg of 1868, the Hague Declaration (IV,3) of 1899 gives expression, with regard to a particular bullet, to the customary rule prohibiting the use of weapons which inflict unnecessarily cruel wounds. The Declaration is aimed at the Dum-Dum bullet which is so called after the arsenal near Calcutta where the bullet was first made.
     
 
International Peace Conference 1899

Yes

04.09.1900

18.05.1899 - 29.07.1899, The Hague

29.07.1899

Netherlands

French

D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.109-110.

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