Practice Relating to Rule 58. Improper Use of the White Flag of Truce
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), any war crime provided for by the 1998 ICC Statute, which is not explicitly mentioned in the Code, such as “making improper use of a flag of truce, … resulting in death or serious personal injury” in international armed conflicts, is a crime.
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
Intentional breach of the provisions of … international humanitarian law during armed conflicts between states or within a state, in particular:
f) improper use of a flag of temporary ceasefire … or other markings recognised under … international humanitarian law, which has resulted in human deaths or serious bodily injuries;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.