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Kuwait
Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
During the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in 1990, Kuwait stated in a letter to the UN Secretary-General: “On the pretext that the staff had been lax in attending to the injured Iraqis, a number of the hospital staff were arrested, tortured and then executed.” These acts were described as violations of “the most basic of human rights” and of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV. 
Kuwait, Letter dated 16 September 1990 to the UN Secretary-General, UN Doc. S/21777, 17 September 1990, p. 1.
At the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims in 1993, Kuwait stated: “Persons committing acts against [medical personnel] must be considered as war criminals.” 
Kuwait, Statement at the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims, Geneva, 30 August–1 September 1993.
According to the Report on the Practice of Kuwait, attacks against medical personnel are an offence under Kuwaiti law. 
Report on the Practice of Kuwait, 1997, Chapter 2.7.
The Report on the Practice of Kuwait states that medical personnel are authorized to defend themselves. 
Report on the Practice of Kuwait, 1997, Chapter 2.7.