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Rules of war ‘need urgent review’ as civilian deaths hit record high

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Germany and Austria urge UN member states to tackle ‘devastating harm’ caused by airstrikes and bombs in urban areas

The record number of civilians killed or injured by explosive weapons in worldwide conflicts last year has prompted calls for UN member states to conduct an urgent review of military rules of engagement.

Germany and Austria have urged states to prevent and reduce the “devastating harm” to civilians from airstrikes and bombs in urban areas.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/24/rules-of-war-urgent-review-civilian-deaths-record-high