Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section I. Simulation of civilian status
Under Romania’s Soldiers’ Manual (1991), “feigning civilian or non-combatant status” is an act of perfidy.
At the CDDH, Romania supported the amendments of Indonesia and Viet Nam proposing the deletion of paragraph 1(c) of Article 35 of the draft Additional Protocol I (now Article 37), “since the act covered by the provision could not be regarded as a typical case of perfidy”.
However, Romania finally agreed upon paragraph 1(c) following the same reasoning as the one of Viet Nam stated below.