What does the written and unwritten international law say about an eventual shutdown of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?

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Mar 07, 2022 10:46 AM 0 Answers
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Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

After the Russian forces occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant there have been a lot of discussions about the risk of radiation leak, but not about the main objective. It is obvious that Russia goal is to cut off the electricity supply, not to spread radiations since they would affect an area that they want to occupy.

What I don't understand are the legal implications because the international law on such issues is a mix of written agreements and unwritten conventions. Cutting off the electricity to industrial areas is an obvious military target. But cutting off electricity to densely populated cities is something more ambiguous.

So I would like to know if the plant is still working or if the electricity has been already cut off and I would like to know the legal implications of cutting off the electricity to the civilian population.

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