Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 113. Treatment of the Dead
In 1991, the Ministry of Defence of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia issued a document entitled “Examples of violations of the rules of international law committed by the so-called armed forces of Slovenia”. This document included the following example: “The attitude towards dead YPA [Yugoslav People’s Army] soldiers has been absolutely uncivilized and without any trace of humanity.”
Under the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, ordering or executing the unlawful seizure of belongings from the killed on the battlefield is a war crime.