Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Croatia’s LOAC Compendium (1991) provides: “Whenever the tactical situation permits, the wounded, sick and shipwrecked shall be collected … [and] evacuated”.
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) stipulates that the wounded and shipwrecked shall be searched for and collected.
Croatia’s Soldiers’ Manual (1992) instructs soldiers to search for and collect the wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the adversary’s armed forces.
Croatia’s Instructions on Basic Rules of IHL (1993) instructs soldiers to collect the wounded and sick.