Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 55. Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need
In 1991, in a “Statement regarding the need for the respect of the norms of international humanitarian law in the armed conflicts in Yugoslavia”, the Federal Executive Council of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia requested that all the parties “extend full support and assistance to the humanitarian relief operations of the Red Cross and particularly the International Red Cross Committee”.
In 1992, the Ministry of Defence of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia issued a special order to its armed forces to signify their “duty to enable ICRC delegates to carry out their humanitarian functions, … in accordance with the Geneva Conventions”. The order added that the armed forces must provide “the conditions for undisturbed performing of ICRC humanitarian functions”.