Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), “making a person the object of attack in the knowledge that he is hors de combat
”, whether in an international or a non-international armed conflict, is a crime.
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), the wilful killing or wounding of “persons who … have no means of defence, as well as … wounded and sick” in international or non-international armed conflicts is a crime.
Furthermore, any war crime provided for by the 1998 ICC Statute, which is not explicitly mentioned in the Code, such as “killing or wounding a combatant who, having laid down his arms … has surrendered at discretion” in international armed conflicts, is a crime.