Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section C. Wounded and sick
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states: “The wounded and sick must, in all circumstances, be treated humanely (with human dignity)”.
In its chapter on non-international armed conflict, the manual states:
The wounded, the sick and shipwreck survivors must be respected and protected, whether or not they have taken part in the armed conflict. They must in all circumstances be humanely treated, and provided with the requisite medical care without discrimination.
In its chapter on peace operations, the manual states that “wounded, sick and medical personnel should always be protected and humanely treated”.