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Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 108. Mercenaries
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states:
A mercenary is a person who:
1) is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;
2) does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities;
3) is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party;
4) is neither a national of a party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;
5) is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and
6) has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces. 
Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of, Propisi o Primeri Pravila Medjunarodnog Ratnog Prava u Oruzanim Snagama SFRJ, PrU-2, Savezni Sekretarijat za Narodnu Odbranu (Pravna Uprava), 1988, § 113.
In 1980, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the UN Mercenary Convention, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia stated that it supported the definition of a mercenary provided by Article 47 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I. 
Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of, Statement before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.6/ 35/SR.23,17 October 1980, § 70.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states: “Mercenaries shall not have the right to combatant or prisoner-of-war status.” 
Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of, Propisi o Primeri Pravila Medjunarodnog Ratnog Prava u Oruzanim Snagama SFRJ, PrU-2, Savezni Sekretarijat za Narodnu Odbranu (Pravna Uprava), 1988, § 114.
In 1980, during a debate in the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on the UN Mercenary Convention, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia recalled that Article 47 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provided that mercenaries did not have a right to the status of combatant or prisoner of war and concluded that mercenaries could not enjoy any protection under international law. 
Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of, Statement before the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.6/35/SR.23, 17 October 1980, § 70.