Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) states:
It is within the legal competence of an officer to arrange a temporary cease-fire for a specific and limited purpose, for example, to permit the collection or evacuation of the wounded. Any such action should be reported to the higher authority. Absolute good faith is required in all such dealings [the arrangement of a cease-fire] with the enemy.
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) states: “The white flag or flag of truce indicates no more than an intention to enter into negotiations with the enemy. It does not necessarily mean a wish to surrender.”
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) provides: “There is no obligation to receive a flag party and it may be sent back.”