Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section E. Simulation of an intention to negotiate under the white flag of truce
Ethiopia’s Penal Code (1957) punishes any abuse of the white flag, with intent to prepare or to commit hostile acts.
Ethiopia’s Criminal Code (2004) states:
Article 282.- Abuse of Emblems and Insignia of International Humanitarian Organizations.
(b) abuses … any … protective device recognized in public international law, in particular the white flag, with intent to prepare or to commit hostile acts,
is punishable with simple imprisonment, or, in cases of exceptional gravity, with rigorous imprisonment not exceeding five years.
The Criminal Code of 2004 repealed Ethiopia’s Penal Code of 1957.