Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section C. Quarter under unusual circumstances of combat
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states:
If the conditions do not allow for the evacuation of prisoners of war, they must … be guarded while waiting until their evacuation is possible … [or] they must be released, while taking certain precautions for the security of [both the capturing forces] and of the prisoners of war.
The Regulations also states that “[i]t is prohibited to attack … the wounded, sick, shipwrecked, [or] prisoners of war”.