Practice Relating to Rule 151. Individual Responsibility
Section A. Individual criminal responsibility
Paraguay’s Military Penal Code (1980), under the heading “Provisions with regard to times of war”, contains a list of offences for which it provides punishment.
Paraguay’s Penal Code (1997) provides for the punishment of offences such as “torture” (Article 309), “genocide” (Article 319) and a list of “war crimes” (Article 320), specifying with respect to “war crimes” that they be committed “in violation of international laws of war, armed conflict or military occupation”.