Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section E. Termination of reprisals as soon as the adversary complies again with the law
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states: “In order to qualify as a legitimate reprisal, an act must comply with the following conditions when employed … [including] … Reprisal action may not be taken or continued after the enemy has ceased to commit the conduct complained of.”
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).