Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Section B. Particular care for pregnant women and nursing mothers
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) contains several specific rules intended to protect pregnant women and nursing mothers from the effects of war.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides that “maternity cases, pregnant women … are considered as” included in the concept of wounded and sick.
The manual further states: “Pregnant women and mothers with dependent young children, who are arrested for reasons related to the armed conflict, shall be cared for with absolute priority.”