Practice Relating to Rule 28. Medical Units
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993) states: “Special protection is to be given to … hospital[s]”.
Under the heading “Distinctive signs”, the Code of Conduct also shows an image of a building with a red cross on a white ground and states: “Leave these buildings [and] establishments … untouched”.
The Report on the Practice of Zimbabwe regards the rule on the protection of medical objects as being part of customary international law.