National Implementation of IHL
Law on the general status of the military, 2005
Loi n° 2005-270 du 24 mars 2005 portant statut général des militaires

01.07.2005 (last accessed on 02.05.2013)

The Law No. 2005-270 on the general status of servicemen was adopted on 24 March 2005 and published in the official gazette on 26 March 2005. It entered into force on 1 July 2005. Title I of the law defines the rights and obligations of servicemen, the conditions of their service and establishes the conditions of their penal and disciplinary responsibility in doing their duty. Among servicemen's obligations are those of completing their mission and obeying the orders of their superiors. In particular, the law prohibits acts committed in violation of the laws and customs of war and of international conventions, and establishes the responsibility of superiors for orders given in violation of such laws.

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