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Precautions in attack
    Article 7 Precautions in attack

    Without prejudice to other precautions required by international humanitarian law in the conduct of military operations, each Party to the conflict shall:

    a. do everything feasible to verify that the objectives to be attacked are not cultural property protected under Article 4 of the Convention;
    b. take all feasible precautions in the choice of means and methods of attack with a view to avoiding, and in any event to minimizing, incidental damage to cultural property protected under Article 4 of the Convention;
    c. refrain from deciding to launch any attack which may be expected to cause incidental damage to cultural property protected under Article 4 of the Convention which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated; and
    d. cancel or suspend an attack if it becomes apparent:
      i. that the objective is cultural property protected under Article 4 of the Convention
      ii. that the attack may be expected to cause incidental damage to cultural property protected under Article 4 of the Convention which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated.


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