Practice Relating to Rule 58. Improper Use of the White Flag of Truce
Senegal’s Disciplinary Regulations (1990) provides that, under the laws and customs of war, it is prohibited “to use improperly the flag of parlementaires”.
Senegal’s Penal Code (1965), as amended in 2007, states that the following constitute war crimes:
b) [O]ther serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:
6. making improper use of a flag of truce … , resulting in death or serious personal injury.