Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) lists military and civilian medical personnel as specially protected persons.
The manual states: “Specially protected persons may not take a direct part in hostilities and must not be attacked. They shall be allowed to carry out their tasks as long as the tactical situation permits.”
The manual further states that military medical personnel must be respected.
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) states: “The use of weapons by medical personnel and by sentries of military medical establishments and transports is subject to regulation (e.g. in case of self-defence).”