Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “Persons hors de combat
and persons who do not take a direct part in hostilities are entitled to respect for their life and physical and psychological integrity.”
The Regulations also states: “It is prohibited to shoot at or wound a person who has surrendered or put down his or her arms, or who has no means of defence left.”
The Regulations also states that “an attack against a person hors de combat
” constitutes a “grave breach” of IHL.