Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “The Rights of Prisoners of War”, states: “His liberation and repatriation must be obtained at the end of hostilities.”
The manual further states that “the unjustified delay in repatriating prisoners of war or [detained] civilians” constitutes a grave breach of IHL.
Cameroon’s Instructors’ Manual (1992) provides that release and repatriation of prisoners of war must be obtained at the end of hostilities.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “At the end of hostilities, prisoners of war must be liberated and repatriated to their state of origin.”
The manual also states that with regard to prisoners of war “the obligation arises to … repatriate them (to their home) after the end of hostilities”.
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (2007) states with regard to the treatment of prisoners of war: “At the end of hostilities, or at a suitable time, every facility must be given to the competent services of the International Committee of the Red Cross with regard to the repatriation of prisoners of war.”