Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Section B. Compelling persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power
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:
5. Compelling a prisoner of war or a detained enemy combatant or other protected person to serve in the forces of an enemy Power or of the adversary.
23. Compelling the nationals of the hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against their own country, even if they were in the belligerent’s service before the commencement of the war.
Uruguay’s Military Penal Code (1943), as amended, punishes the compelling of prisoners of war to fight against their own armed forces.