Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 157. Jurisdiction over War Crimes
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) provides: “The parties to a conflict have a duty … to call to account and punish perpetrators [of violations of the laws of war], regardless of their nationality.”
The manual adds:
Persons who commit a war crime or other serious violations of the laws of war shall be brought to justice before their own national courts or, if they fall into enemy hands, before its courts. The perpetrators of such criminal acts may also be brought to justice before an international court if such court is established.