Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
Section D. Refusal to receive parlementaires
Spain’s Field Regulations (1882) states that a commander may refuse to receive a parlementaire only if it would result in an immediate and manifest prejudice to operations or if it appears to be a dilatory manoeuvre.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) provides: “The commander to whom a parlementaire is sent is not obliged to receive him in every case.”
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states: “Commanders to whom parlementaires are sent are not obliged to receive them.”