Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Section A. Respect for and protection of medical personnel
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) restates Articles 24–26 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) defines medical personnel with reference to Articles 24–25 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I and Article 8 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I.
The manual states: “Medical personnel, whether civilian or military, permanent or temporary, shall be protected and respected in all circumstances.”
With respect to non-international armed conflicts in particular, the manual states that medical personnel “shall be respected, protected and assisted in the performance of their duties in favour of all wounded and sick without any discrimination”.