Practice Relating to Rule 93. Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states that “outrages upon personal dignity (humiliating and degrading treatment, rape, forced prostitution and so on)”, or threats of such actions, against the following persons are prohibited in non-international armed conflicts:
- persons taking no active part in the hostilities;
- members of armed forces who have laid down their arms;
- those placed hors de combat
by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause.