Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section E. Simulation of an intention to negotiate under the white flag of truce
Hungary’s Military Manual (1992) states that “to falsely claim protected status, thereby inviting the confidence of the enemy: e.g. misuse of: … flag of truce” is an act of perfidy.
The manual further states that the “perfidious use of distinctive protective signs” is a grave breach of the law of war and a war crime.