Practice Relating to Rule 105. Respect for Family Life
Section B. Reunion of dispersed families
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states, with regard to the rights of inhabitants of occupied territory:
The occupying power must … enable all persons in the occupied territory to exchange news of a personal nature with members of their families, whether the latter be in the occupied territory or elsewhere, and shall facilitate inquiries made by families which have been dispersed as a result of the conflict and shall encourage relief organisations seeking to assist in this task.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).