Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides:
Female prisoners must be treated with due regard to their sex and must in no case be treated less favourably than male prisoners. Their sex must also be taken into account in the allocation of labour and the provision of sleeping and sanitary facilities …
Only urgent medical requirements will justify any priority in treatment among those who are sick and wounded, although women are to be treated with all consideration due to their sex.
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) contains several specific rules intended to protect expectant mothers and mothers of children under seven.
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides, with respect to non-international conflicts: “The death penalty shall not be carried out on pregnant women or mothers of young children.”