Practice Relating to Rule 106. Conditions for Prisoner-of-War Status
Section A. Distinction from the civilian population
On the basis of interviews with senior army officers, the Report on the Practice of Indonesia states:
There is no national regulation for the implementation of the distinction principle in non-international armed conflict. However, in certain insurgencies during the 1950’s and the 1960’s, Indonesian armed forces used uniforms as one of the criteria to distinguish between rebels and civilians … Though the uniforms used by some rebels did not resemble the military uniform, for example, the rebels used no insignia or other emblems, their differing colour was the main criterion by which the military was able to distinguish them from civilians.