Germany, Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 146. Reprisals against Protected Persons
Section D. Civilians in the power of the adversary
At the CDDH, the Federal Republic of Germany, with regard to a French proposal on reprisals according to which “the measures may not involve any actions prohibited by the Geneva Conventions of 1949”, stated that this provision “was the most important in the whole of the proposal since it really did protect … the civilian population in occupied territory”.