Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Section B. Compelling persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power
Norway’s Military Penal Code (1902), as amended in 1981, provides:
Anyone who contravenes or is accessory to the contravention of provisions relating to the protection of persons or property laid down in … the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 … is liable to imprisonment.
Norway’s Penal Code (1902), as amended in 2008, states in a section related to “war crimes against persons”: “In the case of an international armed conflict, any person is also liable to punishment who … compels a protected person to serve in the armed forces of a hostile power.”
The Penal Code further states: “A protected person is a person who does not take, or who no longer takes, active part in hostilities, or who is otherwise protected under international law.”