Practice Relating to Rule 158. Prosecution of War Crimes
Mozambique’s Military Criminal Law (1987) provides for the punishment of persons committing crimes listed thereunder, some of them being committed “in an armed confrontation [and in violation of] generally accepted international rules” or “in times of war” and/or “in the theatre of operations”.
Mozambique’s Refugee Law (1991) states:
Impediments and loss of refugee status.
1. Shall not be considered as a refugee or shall lose such status:
a) anyone who has committed or is accused of having committed a crime against peace, a war crime or a crime against humanity, pursuant to the Mozambican penal legislation or international instruments signed [ratified] by the Republic of Mozambique with regard to the provision for such crimes.