Practice Relating to Rule 92. Mutilation and Medical, Scientific or Biological Experiments
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) prohibits the carrying out of medical or scientific experiments on war victims, namely the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, POWs and the civilian population.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Under any circumstances international humanitarian law ensures humane treatment during an armed conflict, of persons not directly involved in combat operations … In particular, the following shall be prohibited with regard to such persons: violence to life and person, including … mutilation … [and] threats to commit any of the above acts.
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states:
The following acts against [all persons who do not take a direct part or who have ceased to take part in hostilities] are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever: … mutilation [and] threats to commit any of the foregoing acts.