Practice Relating to Rule 130. Transfer of Own Civilian Population into Occupied Territory
Uruguay’s Law on Cooperation with the ICC (2006) states:
26.2. Persons and objects affected by the war crimes set out in the present provision are persons and objects which international law protects in international or internal armed conflict.
26.3. The following are war crimes:
16. The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
In 2014, in a statement during the general debate of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay stated:
Uruguay views with grave concern the situation in Syria, Libya, Gaza and Iraq and reiterates that any solution to the conflict must be a negotiated one.
… [T]he building of Israeli settlements in occupied territories must stop. The human rights violations committed by both parties during the conflict, which particularly affect women and children, draw our firmest rejection and condemnation.