Practice Relating to Rule 117. Accounting for Missing Persons
Section A. Search for missing persons
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009) states: “[A]s soon as circumstances permit and, at the latest, when hostilities have ended, the parties to the conflict should search for persons reported missing by an adverse party”.
The manual also states that a “series of rules [included in the 1977 Additional Protocol I] concerns the duty to search for the missing”.