Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
In its judgement in the Roechling case
in 1948, the General Tribunal at Rastadt of the Military Government for the French Zone of Occupation in Germany held the accused guilty of forcing prisoners of war to work in the German metallurgical industry, whose output was directly connected with the operations of war. The Tribunal considered that the use of the term “operations of war” should be understood as envisaging a prohibition of the employment of prisoners of war in work capable of increasing the war potential of the enemy.