Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section G. Simulation of protected status by using the United Nations emblem or uniform
Under Ethiopia’s Penal Code (1957), it is a punishable offence to abuse any “protective device recognized in public international law, … with intent to prepare or to commit hostile acts”.
Ethiopia’s Criminal Code (2004) states:
Article 282.- Abuse of Emblems and Insignia of International Humanitarian Organizations.
(b) abuses … any … protective device recognized in public international law … with intent to prepare or to commit hostile acts,
is punishable with simple imprisonment, or, in cases of exceptional gravity, with rigorous imprisonment not exceeding five years.
The Criminal Code of 2004 repealed Ethiopia’s Penal Code of 1957.