Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 93. Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) provides for the protection of women against attacks on their honour, especially rape and forced prostitution.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Criminal Offences against the Nation and State Act (1945) considers that, during war or enemy occupation, “any person who ordered, assisted or otherwise was the direct executor of … abduction for prostitution, or raping” committed war crimes.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, provides that forced prostitution and rape are war crimes.