Practice Relating to Rule 158. Prosecution of War Crimes
The Dominican Republic’s Military Manual (1980) reminds soldiers that they “may be tried and convicted for crimes committed in combat even after they have left the service. Furthermore, criminal acts may make your mission harder and thereby endanger your life.”
The Dominican Republic’s Code of Military Justice (1953) provides for the punishment of a soldier who infringes certain rules of the law of armed conflict, notably against prisoners of war, hospitals, temples or parlementaires.