Practice Relating to Rule 46. Orders or Threats That No Quarter Will Be Given
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) states that “ordering that there shall be no survivors, threatening the adversary therewith or conducting the hostilities according to this decision” is a prohibited method of warfare.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … ordering that there shall be no survivors, threatening therewith or conducting hostilities on this basis.”
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states: “It is prohibited to order that there shall be no survivors.”