Practice Relating to Rule 129. The Act of Displacement
Poland’s Penal Code (1997) punishes any person who, in violation of international law, carries out transfers of persons hors de combat
In its judgment in the Greiser case
in 1946, the Supreme National Tribunal at Poznan (Poland) found the accused, a former deputy Gauleiter and President of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig, responsible for having ill-treated and deported to slave labour civilian inhabitants of occupied Polish territory and prisoners of war. The Court found that the accused took an active part in the deportation phase, with the aim of germanizing the territory through the deportation of adult Poles and Jews from the area.