Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts”, states: “The wounded and sick must be collected … by the party to the conflict which has them in its power.”
In a section on the 1949 Geneva Convention II, the manual also states: “After each engagement, parties to the conflict must take all possible measures to search for and collect the shipwrecked, wounded and sick”.
The manual also states that Article 3(2) common to the 1949 Geneva Conventions provides that “the wounded and sick must be collected”.
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of conduct in armed conflict”, states: “Collect … the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, whether they are friend or foe.”