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Armed Conflict: Civilians

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 58516, what his Department's definition is of a civilian object.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Civilian objects are all objects which are not military objectives, as defined in Article 52 of the first Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts of 8 June 1977.

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