Related Rule
Switzerland
Practice Relating to Rule 115. Disposal of the Dead
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) provides: “Burial shall be honourable.” 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 76(2).
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) provides: “Inhumation shall … [take place] if possible according to the religious rites of the deceased.” 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 76(2).
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) states: “Cremation is only permitted for imperative hygiene reasons or for religious motives.” 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 76, commentary.
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) states: “If possible, corpses shall be buried separately.” 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 76, commentary.
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) provides that “graves shall be respected” and “properly maintained”. 
Switzerland, Lois et coutumes de la guerre (Extrait et commentaire), Règlement 51.7/II f, Armée Suisse, 1987, Article 71(2) and Article 76, commentary.