Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), the wilful killing or wounding of “persons who … have no means of defence, as well as … wounded and sick” in international or non-international armed conflicts is a crime.
Furthermore, any war crime provided for by the 1998 ICC Statute, which is not explicitly mentioned in the Code, such as “killing or wounding a combatant who, having laid down his arms … has surrendered at discretion” in international armed conflicts, is a crime.