Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) states that “specifically protected objects may not become military objectives and may not be attacked”, including works and installations containing dangerous forces such as dams, dykes and nuclear power plants.
Under Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), “the launching of an attack … against works and installations containing dangerous forces, such as dams, dykes and nuclear electrical generating stations” is a war crime.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), as amended to 2006, states that a war crime is committed by “whoever violates the rules of international law in time of war, armed conflict or occupation by ordering [or committing] an attack against … works or powerful installations such as dams, dykes and nuclear power plants”.