Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Section B. Compelling persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states: “It is prohibited to compel the inhabitants of an occupied territory to enlist
in the armed forces of the occupying power.”
(emphasis in original)
Spain’s Military Criminal Code (1985) punishes the compelling of prisoners of war and civilians to fight against their own forces.
Spain’s Penal Code (1995) provides for the punishment of anyone found guilty of “compelling a prisoner of war or a civilian person to serve, in whatever form, in the Armed Forces of the Adverse Party”.