How much cynical and ruthless use of international law can really prevent? The new book The international law of war of Universitetsforlaget by Cecilie Hellestveit and Gro Nystuen at least try to answer it.

Yes, what can't people come up with when it comes to hitting others: Biological weapons have been there for a long time. Now, it wasn't exactly the land plagues God sent over the people of Egypt this. But in the Middle Ages, people who died of the plague were thrown via catapults into besieged cities to infect the population. And during World War II, Japan used bioweapons against Chinese villages – 10, for example, were killed in Changde in 000, according to The international law of war. But as with poison weapons, it is not always as easy to civilian and combatant, or to separate friend and foe. For 1700 Japanese soldiers stroked at the same time – possibly. . .

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