Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states: “Under the international law of war, the armed forces are bodies authorized to conduct military operations and against whom force is used in armed conflict”. The manual then lists the components of the armed forces, including the categories mentioned in Article 4(A)(1) and (2) of the 1949 Geneva Convention III.