Related Rule
Holy See
Practice Relating to Rule 108. Mercenaries
At the CDDH, the Holy See stated that it
could not agree that mercenaries should not be expressly granted the minimum protection given to all men, whatever their faults and their moral destitution. Consequently, … the Holy See would have liked Article 42 quater [now Article 47 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I] to refer explicitly to Article 65 on fundamental guarantees [now Article 75]. 
Holy See, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. VI, CDDH/SR.41, 26 May 1977, p. 158, §§ 87–88.