Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Under any circumstances international humanitarian law ensures humane treatment during an armed conflict of persons not directly involved in combat operations, including those who have been rendered hors de combat
by sickness, injury, detention or any other cause without adverse distinction for reasons of race, colour, faith, birth, wealth or any other similar criteria.
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states that applicable rules “shall be applied to all persons affected by an internal armed conflict without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other beliefs, ethnic or social origin, wealth or any other status, or on any other similar criteria.”