Practice Relating to Rule 115. Disposal of the Dead
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides: “The remains [of the dead] … shall be respected”.
The manual also states: “The regulations with regard to burial at sea are adjusted to meet the requirements of the situation.”
With respect to non-international armed conflicts, the manual states that the parties to a conflict must take steps to “provide for [the] decent disposal [of the dead]”.
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides that the grave sites of the dead shall be “properly respected, maintained and marked”.