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Sweden
Practice Relating to Rule 108. Mercenaries
Sweden’s Military Manual (1991) states: “Mercenaries … are not entitled to combatant or prisoner-of-war status.” 
Sweden, International Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict, with reference to the Swedish Total Defence System, Swedish Ministry of Defence, January 1991, Section 3.2.1.4, p. 36.
At the CDDH, Sweden stated that the text of Article 42 quater of the draft Additional Protocol I (now Article 47) “should be complemented with a sentence stating that mercenaries are entitled to the protection laid down in Article 65 [now Article 75] in Protocol I”. 
Sweden, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. VI, CDDH/SR.41, 26 May 1977, p. 198.