Practice Relating to Rule 67. Inviolability of Parlementaires
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of conduct in armed conflict”, states: “Respect all persons and objects bearing … the white flag … unless you receive orders to the contrary.”
Under Mexico’s Penal Code (1931), as amended to 2000, “the violation of the immunity of a parlementaire or the immunity granted under a safe-conduct” is a punishable offence.
Mexico’s Code of Military Justice (1933), as amended in 1996, punishes “anyone who offends in words or in deeds the parlementaire of an enemy”.