Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (IX) concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of War. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Chapter I : The bombardment of undefended ports, towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings - Art. 1.
Article 1. The bombardment by naval forces of undefended ports, towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings is forbidden.
A place cannot be bombarded solely because automatic submarine contact mines are anchored off the harbour.