Practice Relating to Rule 103. Collective Punishments
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) refers to the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocol I and prohibits collective punishment “of war victims”.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Under any circumstances international humanitarian law ensures humane treatment during an armed conflict, of persons not directly involved in combat operations … In particular, the following shall be prohibited with regard to such persons: … collective punishment … [and] threats to commit any of the above acts.