Norma relacionada
France
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section D. Order at the highest authority of government
France’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975), as amended, states: “By virtue of international conventions regularly ratified or approved: … it is prohibited [to soldiers in combat] … to take hostages, to engage in reprisals or collective punishments”. 
France, Règlement de Discipline Générale dans les Armées, Decree No. 75-675 of 28 July 1975, replacing Decree No. 66-749, completed by Decree of 11 October 1978, implemented by Instruction No. 52000/DEF/C/5 of 10 December 1979, and modified by Decree of 12 July 1982, Ministère de la Défense, Etat-Major de l’Armée de Terre, Bureau Emploi, Article 10 bis (2).
At the CDDH, France made a proposal for a draft article on reprisals within the 1977 Additional Protocol I – which it later withdrew – which read, inter alia, as follows:
2.… The prohibition [of the taking of reprisals] may be waived on condition:
(b) that the decision to have recourse to such measures shall be taken by the Government of the Party alleging the violation. 
France, Draft Article 74 bis Additional Protocol I submitted to the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. III, CDDH/I/ 221, 19 February 1975, p. 323.
At the CDDH, France made another proposal for a draft article on reprisals within the 1977 Additional Protocol I – which it later withdrew – which read, inter alia, as follows:
The measures [which are designed to repress the breaches and induce compliance with the Protocol] may be taken only when the following conditions are met:
(b) The decision to have recourse to such measures must be taken at the highest level of the government of the victimized Party. 
France, Draft Article 74 bis Additional Protocol I submitted to the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. III, CDDH/I/ 221/Rev.1, 22 April 1976, p. 324.