Condemning Hizballah for using “human shields” in 2006 war in Lebanon

February 5, 2007
April 25, 2007
Passed in House

27 cosponsors.

“Expressing deep concern over the use of civilians as ‘human shields’ in violation of international humanitarian law and the law of war during armed conflict, including Hezbollah's tactic of embedding its forces among civilians to use them as human shields during the summer of 2006 conflict between Hezbollah and the State of Israel.”
Calls on the international community to recognize the grave breaches of international law through the use of human shields. Calls on the community of United States and international jurisprudential scholars and practitioners and the leadership of the Armed Forces to review the current international legal regime and to make recommendations to prevent the future use of human shields during armed conflicts.

Passed in House by voice vote 4/25/07.

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