Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 106. Conditions for Prisoner-of-War Status
The Military Manual (1988) of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia states that participants in a levée en masse
are considered members of the armed forces if they carry arms openly and respect the law of war.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states:
Civilians who during an armed attack or a military operation preparatory to an attack do not wear any distinctive sign, that is do not distinguish themselves from the civilian population, are considered combatants and members of the armed forces, provided they carry arms openly during each military engagement as well as during such time as they are visible to the adversary preceding an attack in which they are to participate and provided they comply with the laws of war.