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To be commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates; To have a fixed distinctive sign recognisable at a distance; To carry arms openly; and To conduct their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war. ’ Persons who take part in such a leve´e en masse need only respect the last two conditions: they ‘shall be regarded as belligerents if they carry arms openly and if they respect the laws and customs of war’. (It should be noted that in those years the term ‘belligerent’ was used not only for a state party to an armed conflict but also for the individuals whom we now refer to as ‘combatants’).
These proposals, tabled at the height of the Cold War, had not led to any positive results: at the time, many governments were simply not prepared to engage in a discussion of a subject as delicate as the detailed regulation and limitation of aerial bombardment. Their negative reactions were enhanced by the fact that the draft rules contained an only thinly veiled condemnation of nuclear weapons. A decade later, the ICRC took a new initiative along an entirely different line: no detailed proposals this time about precise rules, but a statement of some fundamental principles of the law of war, the validity of which no-one would dare to deny.
Subsequent developments in the techniques of warfare (such as long-distance aerial bombardment, the introduction of ballistic and guided missiles and all kinds of electronic devices, and innovations in the sphere of land mines) exposed the simple treaty provisions of 1899 and 1907 as being obviously incapable of providing the civilian population with anything like adequate protection against the dangers arising from military operations. True, it was possible to deduce from the old treaty provisions some further rules, such as the duty to identify a target prior to attack, a prohibition on area bombardment (meaning bombardment carried out against a built-up area that harbours some isolated military objectives, with no attempt to distinguish between those objectives and the rest of the area), and the rule that an attack on a military objective is unlawful if it causes damage to the civilian population out of all proportion to the military advantage gained.