Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 30. Persons and Objects Displaying the Distinctive Emblem
In 1991, in a document entitled “Examples of violations of the rules of international law committed by the so-called armed forces of Slovenia”, the Ministry of Defence of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia included the following example: “Fire has been opened on medical vehicles and helicopters and planes, in spite of their Red Cross signs, medical teams were arrested.”
In an order to Yugoslav army units in 1991, the Federal Executive Council of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia requested that “all the participants in the armed conflicts in the territory of Yugoslavia … respect and protect the Red Cross sign so as to ensure the safety of all those performing their humanitarian duties under this sign”.