Practice Relating to Rule 27. Religious Personnel
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “In the civilian domain, the protected persons include … religious personnel”.
The Regulations also states: “Religious personnel … attached to the armed forces must be protected so that they can pursue their tasks independently from actual or possible military operations.”
The Regulations further states: “It is prohibited to attack … non-combatants (religious personnel …).”
The Regulations also provides: “The protection accorded to the wounded, sick and shipwrecked extends to … religious personnel tasked with assisting them”.
The Regulations adds: “Concerning captured enemy military … religious personnel, they must be repatriated as quickly as possible if their presence with the prisoners of war is no longer necessary.”