Related Rule
Serbia and Montenegro
Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
In 2003, in its initial report to the Human Rights Committee, Serbia and Montenegro reported:
151. According to Article 99, paragraph 11, of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, enactments adopted during a state of war may throughout the duration of the state of war restrict various rights and freedoms of man and the citizen, except specific rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution (… inviolability of physical and psychological integrity of the individual …
153. Pursuant to the Charter of Human and Minority Rights and Civil Liberties [of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, adopted in 2003], derogation from human and minority rights guaranteed by this Charter is allowed following the declaration of a state of war or a state of emergency, if the existence of the State Union or a member State is threatened, but only to the extent necessary under the given circumstances. Measures of derogation from human and minority rights cease to have effect following the end of the state of war or the state of emergency. No derogation is permitted even during the state of war or the state of emergency from the … right to life. 
Serbia and Montenegro, Initial report to the Human Rights Committee, UN Doc. CCPR/C/SEMO/2003/1, 24 July 2003, §§ 151 and 153.
In its oral pleadings before the ICJ in the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide case (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro) in 2006, Serbia and Montenegro stated:
58. … The killing of prisoners of war is a violation of the Geneva Conventions, it is a violation of the laws and customs of war as well, it is a war crime, a very serious international crime, but the issue is: can this crime, clearly a heinous one, be called genocide without cheapening the notion of genocide? …
62. [With regard to] the video showing the killing of six men in Trnovo … [, Serbia and Montenegro stated:]
65. … there is a possibility which cannot be excluded that the six men whose murder is shown on the video were captured on the Sarajevo front and then executed. This does not excuse the execution of these men; that is a crime, a horrible crime. 
Serbia and Montenegro, Oral pleadings before the ICJ, Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide case (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro), 4 May 2006, Verbatim Record CR 2006/42, pp. 29–31, §§ 58. 62 and 65.