Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
During discussions on reprisals in Committee I of the CDDH, the representative of Venezuela stated that the French proposal on a prohibition of reprisals “was excellent”. However, he suggested that the final text “should also include a formal prohibition of counter-reprisals so as to avoid situations in which the parties to a conflict become involved in a vicious circle and also because counter-reprisals were a negation of the law”. 
Venezuela, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. IX, CDDH/I/SR.47, 29 April 1976, p. 72, §§ 30 and 32.