Related Rule
Azerbaijan
Practice Relating to Rule 156. Definition of War Crimes
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides for punishment, inter alia, in case of war crimes (Article 57) and contains provisions criminalizing: the use of “mercenaries” (Article 114); “violations of [the] laws and customs of war” (Article 115); “violations of the norms of international humanitarian law in time of armed conflict” (Article 116); “negligence or giving criminal orders in time of armed conflict” (Article 117); “pillage” (Article 118); and “abuse of protected signs” (Article 119). In a remark relating to the part entitled “War crimes”, the Code states: “Any of [the] acts considered in the present part and committed with regard to [the] planning, preparation, beginning or conduct of hostilities during either international or internal armed conflict, are considered as war crimes.” 
Azerbaijan, Criminal Code, 1999, Articles 57 and 114–119 and remark 1 relating to Part 17.