Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Section B. Specific categories of persons hors de combat
Sierra Leone’s Instructor Manual (2007) states:
Don’t fight enemies who are sick, wounded or who surrender. Such persons are no longer in a position to fight. They are to be made Prisoners of War and not to be punished, but only prevented from continuing to fight (disarmament) and their suffering minimized (medical care if needed). They should therefore be protected and you have a duty to collect and care for them, whether they are friend or foe.