Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
Section C. Definition of parlementaires
The Military Manual (1993) of the Netherlands defines a parlementaire as “a person who has been authorized by one of the belligerents to enter into negotiations with the other party and who advances bearing a white flag”.
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states: “A person who is authorized by one of the belligerents to parley with the other party, and who presents himself under a white flag, is called a ‘parlementaire’.”