Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Ireland’s Basic LOAC Guide (2005) provides a list of “Soldiers Rules”, one of which is: “Do not attack enemy soldiers, sailors or airmen who surrender. Disarm them and treat them as prisoners of war.”
Ireland’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962), as amended in 1998, provides that any “minor breach” of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, including violations of Article 41, is a punishable offence.