Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
Belarus’s Criminal Code (1999) provides:
If, in a situation of armed conflict, a superior or officer intentionally does not take all the measures possible in his power in order to prevent or repress the commission by his subordinates of the crimes set out in articles 134, 135 and 136 of this Code [i.e. “use of weapons of mass destruction”, “violations of the laws and customs of war” and “criminal infringement of the norms of international humanitarian law during armed conflicts”] he is punishable.