Practice Relating to Rule 152. Command Responsibility for Orders to Commit War Crimes
In 1992, in a note verbale with respect to the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 780 (1992), Slovenia stated:
Not only those who have directly committed the crimes [“crimes committed against humanity and international humanitarian law”], but also those who gave orders or were otherwise engaged, should be prosecuted as perpetrators. Such consistent approach of the United Nations Commission of Experts would also include the question of the criminal responsibility of numerous high military officers and politicians; this would be in accordance with international criminal law and to date practice, especially the one applied in the Nuremberg trials, following the rule that also those who had given orders should be punished for the committed crimes.