Related Rule
Australia
Practice Relating to Rule 138. The Elderly, Disabled and Infirm
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) provides: “The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of … aged persons”. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 735; see also Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 926.
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states that, in the context of siege warfare: “The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of … aged persons”. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 7.38.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) provides that the terms “wounded” and “sick” “also cover … other persons who may be in need of immediate medical assistance or care, such as the infirm”. 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, glossary, p. xxiv.
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) states: “The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of … [the] infirm”. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 735; see also Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 926.
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states that, in the context of siege warfare: “The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of … infirm … persons.” 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 7.38.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).