Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Croatia’s LOAC Compendium (1991) defines a reprisal as a “direct law enforcement procedure” and as a “breach of the L.O.W. [laws of war] for the purpose of terminating enemy violations”. It also states that a condition for a reprisal is that it is directed “against [a] serious, manifest and deliberate breach of [the] L.O.W.”.