Practice Relating to Rule 114. Return of the Remains and Personal Effects of the Dead
Section A. Return of the remains of the dead
The Military Manual (1993) of the Netherlands states that the parties “shall conclude agreements in order to facilitate the return of the remains of the deceased”.
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states:
As soon as circumstances and the relations between the parties to the conflict permit, the parties whose territory contains graves of persons who died during the conflict must conclude agreements in order:
- to facilitate the return of the remains and personal effects to the country of origin.