Practice Relating to Rule 25. 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”.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) lists among the conditions not depriving fixed establishments and mobile medical units of their protection “the fact that the personnel of the unit or establishment are armed and use their arms in their own defence or in that of the wounded and sick in their charge”.