Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section C. Wounded and sick
According to France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000), wounded, sick and shipwrecked persons must be protected and treated humanely.
France’s Code of Defence (2004), as amended in 2008, states: “Combatants must respect and treat with humanity all persons protected by the applicable international conventions … [T]he wounded, sick and shipwrecked … are protected persons”.