Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Section C. Death penalty on pregnant women and nursing mothers
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) provides that if pregnant women and mothers of young children are condemned to death, the sentence shall not be executed on them.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states that the “law of armed conflict reflects the need to provide special protection to those victims of war who are more vulnerable to danger”. In that context: “Priority is given to the care of pregnant women and women with young children; if they are condemned to death, the death penalty must not be executed.”