Practice Relating to Rule 138. The Elderly, Disabled and Infirm
Section B. The disabled and infirm
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Particular attention shall be paid to the protection of the disabled.”
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides: “The Parties to the conflict shall endeavour to conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of … [the] infirm”.
The manual also provides: “Out of concern for their protection, … the disabled … are included in the same category as the wounded and sick under humanitarian law.”