Practice Relating to Rule 35. Hospital and Safety Zones and Neutralized Zones
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) contains a provision regarding the establishment of hospital and safety zones in order to shelter from the effects of war the wounded, sick, disabled and aged, as well as children under 15 years old, pregnant women and mothers of children under 7 years of age. The manual makes reference to Article 14 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides for the possibility of setting up hospital and safety zones and refers to Article 14 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV. It further envisages, with reference to Article 15 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV, the possibility of creating neutralized zones in combat areas to shelter persons not, or no longer, taking part in military activities.