Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section J. Compelling accused persons to testify against themselves or to confess guilt
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) provides: “No moral or physical pressure shall be exercised on a prisoner of war to make him confess guilt for the act of which he is accused.”
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) states that judicial proceedings must afford the guarantee that there is “no pressure on the prisoner to confess guilt”.
With respect to occupied territories, the manual states that there shall be “no pressure in order to obtain a confession”.
In the case of non-international armed conflict, the manual provides for the “absence of pressure [on the accused] to obtain a confession of guilt”.