Practice Relating to Rule 67. Inviolability of Parlementaires
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states:
1.2.37. “Parlementaires” means persons designated by the military command to negotiate with the enemy command.
The parlementaire and accompanying persons (windjammer-drummer, bearer of a flag of truce) shall be inviolable.
The parlementaire’s distinctive sign shall be a white flag of truce.
The parlementaire shall not be held captive, he shall be allowed to return to his forces.
1.3.2. The following methods of warfare shall be prohibited:
- killing of a parlementaire or accompanying persons.