This chapter summarily fleshes out the substantive implications of what Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions labels, in article 35, one of the basic rules when it comes to means and methods of warfare: "In any armed conflict, the right of the Parties to the conflict to choose methods or means of warfare is not unlimited". The first section of this chapter deals with the basic principles underpinning the legal framework applicable to means of warfare, which cover weapons and weapons launch and delivery systems. The second section deals with a number of methods of warfare, which are understood as the tactics resorted to in warfare, including the modalities according to which a belligerent party employs the weapons at its disposal.
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