Practice Relating to Rule 48. Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress
According to the Report on the Practice of Iraq, during the Iran–Iraq War, Iraq issued several military communiqués in which it held the Islamic Republic of Iran responsible for sparing the lives and ensuring the safety of Iraqi pilots parachuting from aircraft in distress.
On the basis of the reply by the Ministry of Defence to a questionnaire, the report also notes that, during the Iran–Iraq War, members of the opposing forces who were hors de combat
, including pilots parachuting from aircraft in distress, were well treated, without distinction based on military rank or category.