Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section C. Wounded and sick
The Military Manual (1993) of the Netherlands provides that the wounded and sick “must be treated without any distinction based on race, skin colour, sex, language, religion, political beliefs, nationality, birth or any other criteria”.
The IFOR Instructions (1995) of the Netherlands instructs troops to take care of the wounded whether they are friends or enemies.
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states:
There must be no distinction among them [the wounded and sick] founded on race, skin colour, sex, language, religion or belief, political conviction, national or social origin, wealth, birth or other status or any other such criterion.
In its chapter on non-international armed conflict, the manual states:
The wounded, the sick and shipwreck survivors must be respected and protected, whether or not they have taken part in the armed conflict. They must in all circumstances be humanely treated, and provided with the requisite medical care without discrimination.