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Australia
Practice Relating to Rule 117. Accounting for Missing Persons
Section D. Right of the families to know the fate of their relatives
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) provides:
The request for information relating to either the missing or the dead must be humanitarian in nature and stem from the need for relatives to be notified of their whereabouts and subsequent repatriation, or re-interment. Should there be any controversy resulting from the request for information, the humanitarian needs and interests of the families concerned must prevail. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 995.
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states:
The request for information relating to either the missing or the dead must be humanitarian in nature and stem from the need for relatives to be notified of their whereabouts and subsequent repatriation, or re-internment. Should there be any controversy resulting from the request for information, the humanitarian needs and interests of the families concerned must prevail. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 9.100.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).