Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
Section D. Refusal to receive parlementaires
Canada’s LOAC Manual (1999) states: “There is no obligation upon the adverse party to receive a parlementaire.”
Canada’s LOAC Manual (2001) states in its chapter entitled “Communications and contact between opposing forces”:
There is no obligation upon the adverse party to receive a parlementaire. The adverse party does not have to cease combat. The belligerent may not fire upon the parlementaire, white flag or party. The parlementaire and those who are in his or her party are entitled to complete inviolability, so long as they do nothing to abuse this protection, or to take advantage of their protected position.