Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Mali’s Army Regulations (1979) prohibits “compelling nationals of the adverse party to take part in war operations against their own country”.
Mali’s Penal Code (2001) provides that compelling a prisoner of war or a protected person to serve in the armed forces of a foreign power is a war crime. It adds that “compelling by a belligerent the nationals of the adverse party to take part in hostilities against their country, even if they were in the service of the belligerent before the commencement of hostilities,” constitutes a war crime in international armed conflicts.