Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Section A. Respect for and protection of medical personnel
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993) states: “Respect medical personnel”.
The Code of Conduct adds: “Special protection is to be given to medical personnel”.
The Report on the Practice of Zimbabwe states that the rule on the protection of medical personnel from attack is part of customary international law. In particular, it points out the customary status of Articles 15 and 16 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I.