Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 110. Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
In 1991, in a document entitled “Examples of violations of the rules of international law committed by the so-called armed forces of Slovenia”, the Ministry of Defence of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia included the following example:
It was quite normal to prevent assistance to be provided to the wounded YPA [Yugoslav People’s Army] soldiers … Civilian hospitals and clinics have refused to provide medical assistance to the wounded and sick soldiers and their dependants.
The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Military Manual (1988) states: “Only
urgent medical reasons shall determine priority of treatment among the wounded and sick.”