Practice Relating to Rule 146. Reprisals against Protected Persons
Section D. Civilians in the power of the adversary
Colombia’s Circular on Fundamental Rules of IHL (1992) provides: “Civilian persons under the authority of the adversary … shall be protected against … reprisals”.
Under Colombia’s Penal Code (2000), reprisals against protected persons and objects taken “in the event and during armed conflict” are punishable offences.
At the CDDH, following the adoption of Article 20 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, Colombia stated that it “was opposed to any kind of reprisals”.