Practice Relating to Rule 2. Violence Aimed at Spreading Terror among the Civilian Population
Croatia’s LOAC Compendium (1991) lists terror among the prohibited methods of warfare.
Under Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), “the imposition of measures of intimidation and terror” against the civilian population is a war crime.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), as amended in 2006, states that a war crime is committed by whoever “violates the rules of international law in times of war, armed conflict or occupation and orders [or commits] … measures of intimidation or terror” against the civilian population.