Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Togo’s Military Manual (1996) states: “Combatants shall participate in the search for and evacuation of the wounded and sick”.
The manual instructs soldiers “to collect and care for the wounded and sick, whether friend or foe”.
The manual adds: “As soon as the tactical situation permits, the wounded and sick shall be evacuated by the appropriate channel.”