Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), in a section on the 1949 Geneva Convention II, states: “The Convention provides that members of the armed forces and other persons at sea who are wounded, sick or shipwrecked must be respected and protected in all circumstances”.
The manual also states: “It is prohibited to: … kill or wound persons who have surrendered at discretion.”
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of conduct in armed conflict”, states that “members of enemy forces who surrender … must not be attacked.”
The manual also states: “Do not attack or harm enemies who surrender.”