Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 58. Improper Use of the White Flag of Truce
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) provides: “It is forbidden to use, during combat, in order to mislead the enemy … the flag of parlementaires and the white flag in general.”
Under the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, the use of a prohibited method of combat is a war crime.
The commentary specifies that: “The following methods of combat are banned under international law: … abuse of the flag of parlementaires, … the white flag”.