Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
Yemen’s Military Criminal Code (1998) states:
In the case of the commission of any of the crimes set out under this chapter [i.e. war crimes], the commander … will be held responsible for the crime and will not be released from the punishment provided for, except if the acts have been committed against [his] choice, or without [his] knowledge, or if [he] did not have the possibility to prevent them.