Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Section B. Compelling persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that it is a crime, in international or internal armed conflicts, to compel a prisoner of war or any other protected person to serve in the armed forces of the enemy.
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
CHAPTER XLVII – Crime against Humanity, Peace and Security and against … International Humanitarian Law
Article 411 – Intentional breach of the provisions of … international humanitarian law during armed conflicts
2. Intentional breach of the provisions of … international humanitarian law during international or domestic armed conflicts against the persons who do not participate in military actions or who do not hold instruments of defence as well as against the wounded, the sick, medical personnel and the clergy, sanitary units and vehicles, prisoners of war, civilians, civilian population present in the occupied territory or in the area of military actions, refugees, apatrides, other persons who are under protection during military actions, in particular:
d) coercion of citizens of the adversary party, prisoners of war or other persons under protection into serving in the armed forces of the opposing party, and/or participate in the military actions against their own country, regardless of whether or not they served the party to the armed conflict before the commencement of the conflict;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of fifteen to twenty years or with life imprisonment.