Practice Related to Rule 95. Forced Labour
Section B. Compelling persons to serve in the forces of a hostile power
Under the Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990), it is prohibited as a method of warfare “to compel persons belonging to the enemy party to participate in hostilities against their country”.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states with regard to the behaviour of forces in occupied territory: “It is prohibited to compel the population in the occupied territory to serve in the armed or auxiliary forces of the occupying power.”