Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section I. Simulation of civilian status
At the CDDH, the representative of Algeria stated that the inclusion of “the disguising of combatants in civilian clothing” as an example of perfidy “seemed to be difficult to accept, since it did not take into account certain situations, particularly guerrilla operations. His delegation would therefore be inclined to endorse the Indonesian amendment … proposing the deletion of that paragraph.”
However, Algeria finally agreed upon paragraph 1(c) of Article 35 of the draft Additional Protocol I (now Article 37) in supporting the view of Viet Nam stated below.
According to the Report on the Practice of Algeria, the policy followed by Algerian combatants during the war of independence was summarized in the maxim “Djellaba le jour, uniforme la nuit” (“Djellaba by day, uniform by night”).