Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
Hungary’s Military Manual (1992) provides that it is the “responsibility of every commander [to] ensure knowledge of the law of war”. It adds: “In cases of breaches [the commander] shall ensure that they cease and take disciplinary or penal action.”
Hungary’s Order of the Minister of Defence on the Adoption of Service Regulations (2005) states that the commander “shall comply with and enforce the rule of law, regulations related to warfare and humanitarian rules, shall not tolerate arbitrary action, brutality or violations of the obligations regulated in laws and internal provisions”.