Règle correspondante
Australia
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section D. Order at the highest authority of government
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) states: “Reprisal action by ADF [Australian Defence Force] members requires prior approval at the highest level.” 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 1211.
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) provides: “Reprisal action by the ADF [Australian Defence Force] members requires prior approval at government level.” 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 1310.
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states: “In order to qualify as a legitimate reprisal, an act must comply with the following conditions when employed … [including] … As reprisals entail state responsibility, they must be authorised at the highest level of government.” 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 13.18.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).