Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
During discussions on reprisals in Committee I of the CDDH, Belarus, opposing the French proposal on a prohibition of reprisals and referring to a number of international instruments, stated that “there was a clearly expressed general trend towards the prohibition of reprisals”. It went on to say that “any toleration of the possibility of taking reprisals … would be in radical conflict with the spirit and meaning of the Geneva Conventions … Furthermore, it would run counter to a number of resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly.” 
Belarus, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. IX, CDDH/I/SR.47, 29 April 1976, pp. 80 and 81, §§ 61 and 62.