Practice Relating to Rule 152. Command Responsibility for Orders to Commit War Crimes
Mexico’s Law on the Discipline of the Army and Air Force (1926), as amended to 2004, states:
It is strictly prohibited for a member of the military to give orders whose execution constitutes a crime; the member of the military who gives such orders … will be held responsible according to the Code of Military Justice.
Mexico’s Code of Military Justice (1933), as amended in 1996, provides: “Anyone who orders … any act of murder, physical injury or damage to property outside the fighting will be held responsible.”