Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 46. Orders or Threats That No Quarter Will Be Given
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states: “It is prohibited to order that there shall be no survivors or detainees, to threaten an adversary therewith or to conduct hostilities on this basis.”
Under the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Penal Code (1976), as amended in 2001, “a person who orders … that no enemy troops should survive combat or who fights the enemy for that purpose” commits a war crime.
The commentary on the Penal Code specifies that “in the case of an armed conflict, it is irrelevant for this act whether it is international in nature or whether it is a civil war”.