Norma relacionada
Switzerland
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section D. Order at the highest authority of government
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987), in its introductory remarks, states:
In case an adversary should not respect these international rules [“rules of international public law in times of armed conflict”], only the Conseil fédéral [Federal Council] would be competent to decide which measures would be opportune, especially possible reprisals, or to give the necessary instructions to the command of the army. 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Introductory remarks, p. III.
In a provision dealing with reprisals, the manual further states: “Only the Conseil fédéral [Federal Council] is competent to order possible reprisals.” 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 197(1).