Practice Relating to Rule 27. Religious Personnel
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) states: “Specifically protected persons may not participate directly in hostilities and may not be attacked. They shall be allowed to perform their tasks, when the tactical situation permits.” Such persons include military religious personnel and religious personnel attached to the civilian medical service or to the civil defence service.
Under Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), “killing, torture or inhuman treatment” of religious personnel is a war crime.