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Rule 76 : Herbicides


Rule 76. The use of herbicides as a method of warfare is prohibited if they:
    a) are of a nature to be prohibited chemical weapons;
    b) are of a nature to be prohibited biological weapons;
    c) are aimed at vegetation that is not a military objective;
    d) would cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof, which may be expected to be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated; or
    e) would cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment.
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