Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
In 1991, the Federal Executive Council of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in its “Statement regarding the need for respect of the norms of international humanitarian law in the armed conflict in Yugoslavia”, called on all the participants in the armed conflicts on the territory of Yugoslavia
to respect the fundamental rules and principles of international humanitarian law in conformity with the international conventions signed by Yugoslavia and which constitute a part of its legal system … The Federal Executive Council wishes once again to underline the importance of the observance of international humanitarian law for all the participants in the armed conflicts.