Syrian Arab Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
The Syrian Arab Republic’s Military Penal Code (1950) provides that it is a criminal offence to perform acts of violence or cruelty in the battlefield against an injured or sick soldier who is unable to defend himself.
During the debates at the CDDH, the Syrian Arab Republic emphasized that “a person hors de combat
must in any case abstain from any hostile act and make no attempt to escape”.