Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) states: “The law of armed conflicts provides for special protection of the following persons: … women”.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) states: “A particular attention shall be paid to the protection of … pregnant women and mothers accompanied by children under seven years old.”
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) contains specific rules intended to protect maternity cases and states: “Out of concern for their protection, pregnant women and maternity cases … are included in the same category as the wounded and sick under humanitarian law.”