Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
Italy’s IHL Manual (1991) provides that the ill-treatment of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked is a war crime.
Italy’s Wartime Military Penal Code (1941) provides for the punishment of anyone who ill-treats the wounded, sick and shipwrecked. It also provides that anyone who plunders a wounded, sick or shipwrecked person is guilty of a punishable offence.