Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section I. Simulation of civilian status
In 2010, in its Report on IHL and Current Armed Conflicts, Switzerland’s Federal Council stated:
3.3 Increasing use of guerrilla tactics…
International humanitarian law in force treats these cases in a relatively complete manner, binding non-State and State actors alike. Feigning to have protected civilian status or another protected status … in order to kill, injure or capture an adversary constitutes an act of perfidy contrary to international law.
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