The review of weapons in accordance with Article 36 of Additional Protocol I
30-06-2003 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 850, by Justin McClelland
This article explores the process of the “study, development, acquisition or adoption of a new weapon, means or method of warfare” under Article 36 of 1977 Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It then considers the manner in which the legal review of weapons can take place in practice, including an examination of the evidence that will be available on which to base legal assessments.