Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) provides that in international and non-international armed conflicts, forcing persons under 18 years to work is prohibited.
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that “making [protected persons] carry out forced labour” is a violation of the laws and customs of war.
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that “compelling prisoners of war or other persons protected by international humanitarian law to serve in the forces of a hostile power, as well as compelling citizens of an enemy State to take part in hostilities against their State” are violations of the laws and customs of war.