Practice Relating to Rule 147. Reprisals against Protected Objects
Section B. Medical objects
The Military Manual (1993) of the Netherlands, in the chapter dealing with the protection of the wounded and sick and referring to Article 20 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, states: “Measures of reprisal are prohibited against … medical units and medical means of transportation, in short against all protected persons and objects.”
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states that “reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited”.
The manual further states that “[r]eprisal measures against … medical units and medical means of transport … are prohibited”.