Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) provides: “The belligerents shall endeavour to conclude agreements for the removal from besieged areas of … children”.
The manual also provides:
The belligerent parties shall facilitate the reception of such children in a neutral country for the duration of the conflict with the consent of the Protecting Power, if any, and under due safeguards.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides:
No party in conflict shall undertake the evacuation of children to a foreign country. If an evacuation has been undertaken, they shall take all the necessary measures to facilitate the return of the children to their families and their country.
With respect to non-international conflicts in particular, the manual states: “All the necessary measures shall be taken so that, with the consent of their parents or guardians, they [children under 15 years] are transferred from the area in which hostilities are taking place.”