Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states:
Means of repression
These are means which implement the obligation of parties to a conflict to prevent and stop any violation [of IHL]. Concerning mechanisms of repression, the following are stressed in particular:
- The criminal and disciplinary responsibility of superiors and the obligation which military commanders or commanders of the police force have to repress and denounce violations [of IHL]. 
Djibouti, Manuel sur le droit international humanitaire et les droits de l’homme applicables au travail du policier, Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Police, 2004, p. 14.