Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 11. Indiscriminate Attacks
Although the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) does not expressly refer to the prohibition against indiscriminate attacks, the Report on the Practice of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia finds that a similar norm may be derived from the fundamental principle restricting the parties’ right to choose means and methods of warfare.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, provides that it is a war crime to order or commit “an indiscriminate attack affecting the civilian population” or “an indiscriminate attack on civilian facilities that are specifically protected under international law, non-defended localities and demilitarized zones”.