Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
Nicaragua’s Military Manual (1996) states that, in both internal and international armed conflicts as well as in situations of internal troubles, the right to life is inviolable and inherent to the human being.
The Manual also states: “In no case may summary executions be carried out.”
Nicaragua’s Military Penal Code (1996) provides for the punishment of the wilful killing of prisoners of war, the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, and civilians.