Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) states: “Specifically protected persons may not participate directly in hostilities and may not be attacked. They shall be allowed to perform their tasks, when the tactical situation permits.” Such persons include military and civilian medical personnel.
Croatia’s Soldiers’ Manual (1992) instructs soldiers to respect medical personnel.
Under Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), “the killing, torture or inhuman treatment” of medical personnel is a war crime.