Related Rule
Benin
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section A. Definition and purpose of reprisals
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) states: “As far as reprisals are concerned, under customary law, they are permitted to counter an unlawful act of warfare.” 
Benin, Le Droit de la Guerre, III fascicules, Forces Armées du Bénin, Ministère de la Défense nationale, 1995, Fascicule III, p. 13.
The manual also states: “Acts of vengeance are prohibited.” 
Benin, Le Droit de la Guerre, III fascicules, Forces Armées du Bénin, Ministère de la Défense nationale, 1995, Fascicule I, p. 17.