Practice Relating to Rule 154. Obedience to Superior Orders
Under Croatian law, soldiers have the duty to obey orders, unless an order would lead to a war crime or any other serious crime. Members of the armed forces are required to report unlawful orders they may have received.
Croatia’s Defence Act (2002), as amended in 2007, states: “A member of the Armed Forces is allowed to disobey a command if this implies action contrary to the provisions of the Constitution and rules of international humanitarian law.”