Practice Relating to Rule 146. Reprisals against Protected Persons
Section C. Medical and religious personnel in the power of the adversary
The Military Manual (1993) of the Netherlands, in the chapter dealing with the protection of the wounded and sick, states: “Measures of reprisal are prohibited against … medical and religious personnel … in short against all protected persons and objects.”
The Military Handbook (1995) of the Netherlands states: “Protected persons under the laws of war are: … medical personnel, both military and civil; religious personnel with the armed forces … Reprisals against them must not be taken.”
The Military Manual (2005) of the Netherlands states that “reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited”.
The manual further states that “[r]eprisal measures against … medical and religious personnel … are prohibited”.