Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005) identifies the following as a serious violation of the laws and customs of war applicable in international armed conflicts: “Killing or wounding treacherously individuals belonging to a hostile nation or army”.
With regard to non-international armed conflict, the Law identifies “killing or wounding treacherously a combatant adversary” as a serious violation of the laws and customs of war.
According to the Report on the Practice of Iraq, perfidy and treachery are absolutely prohibited.
In the reply by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence to a questionnaire, mentioned in the report, reference is made to Article 37 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I.