Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts”, states: “It is forbidden to kill or injure an enemy who surrenders or who is hors de combat
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), in a section on the 1949 Geneva Convention II, states: “The Convention provides that members of the armed forces and other persons at sea who are wounded, sick or shipwrecked must be respected and protected in all circumstances”.
The manual also states: “It is prohibited to: … kill or wound persons who have surrendered at discretion.”
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of conduct in armed conflict”, states that “members of enemy forces who surrender … must not be attacked.”
The manual also states: “Do not attack or harm enemies who surrender.”
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009), in a section on the 1949 Geneva Convention III, states:
The general principles protecting prisoners of war include the following:
A. Prisoners of war must not be unnecessarily exposed to danger while awaiting evacuation from a fighting zone. When they have been captured in unusual circumstances, which prevent them from being evacuated in the normal way, they must be released and all feasible precautions taken to ensure their safety.