Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section C. Wounded and sick
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) states that in conflicts at sea, “hospital ships shall afford assistance to all wounded, sick and shipwrecked without distinction of nationality”.
Germany’s Soldiers’ Manual (2006) states:
The wounded, sick and shipwrecked shall be respected and protected in all circumstances … They shall be treated humanely and cared for …
There shall be no distinction among them other than on medical grounds.