Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section A. Individual criminal responsibility
Chile’s Code of Military Justice (1925), under the heading “Offences against international law”, provides, inter alia
, for the punishment of certain war crimes.
In 1998, at the Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court held in Rome, the Chilean Under-Secretary of Justice declared that crimes such as genocide, war crimes, which he defined as crimes committed in international armed conflicts or conflicts of an internal character, and crimes against humanity should be included in the competence of the Court.