Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
Section C. Definition of parlementaires
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) defines a parlementaire as “a person who is authorized by one party to the conflict to enter into communication in its name with another party in order to negotiate a specific question or to deliver a message”.
The manual provides that “a parlementaire can be escorted by other persons”, such as an interpreter.
The manual also states: “A parlementaire or a person in his escort is required to carry the white flag of parlementaires.”
In addition, the manual states: “A parlementaire should have a written authorization of the person in charge for making contact with the representative of the enemy side.”
The commentary on the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, states: “A parlementaire is a person who, under authorization by one Party to the war or armed conflict, conveys a message to another Party.”