Practice Relating to Rule 138. The Elderly, Disabled and Infirm
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Particular attention shall be paid to the protection of … the elderly.”
The Teaching Note further states: “Hospital zones are created, by mutual agreement between the belligerents, in order to protect from the effects of war … aged persons”.
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides: “The Parties to the conflict shall endeavour to conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas, of … aged persons”.