Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section E. Termination of reprisals as soon as the adversary complies again with the law
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states: “Reprisals are only permitted according to strict criteria.”
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
- Under customary international law, reprisals against persons and objects not protected against reprisals can be justified if the reprisals meet certain criteria, including the following:
- Reprisals must be terminated when the adverse party abandons its unlawful policy.