I noticed this on the 1974 entry on Wikipedia’s page Timeline of women’s legal rights (other than voting):
- International: The Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict was adopted by the United Nations in 1974 and went into force the same year. It was proposed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, on the grounds that women and children are often the victims of wars, civil unrest, and other emergency situations that cause them to suffer “inhuman acts and consequently suffer serious harm”.
Article 1 of the declaration specifically prohibits bombing of civilian populations.
Article 5 of the declaration requires countries to recognise the destruction of dwellings as a criminal act.
This applies to all member states of the United Nations and has since 1974.
Think on that when you see news stories of wedding parties being hit by drones or see destroyed apartment blocks and homes in the Middle East.
If these are war crimes, who are the criminals and where are the trials?