Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
Mexico’s Army and Air Force Manual (2009) states: “Prisoners of war … must be humanely treated and protected at all times, particularly against acts of violence and insults.”
In a section entitled “Basic rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts”, the manual also states: “Captured combatants … are entitled to respect for their lives, dignity, personal rights and convictions. They must be protected against all acts of violence”.
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009), in a section entitled “Basic rules of conduct in armed conflict”, states: “Treat all prisoners and detainees with humanity.”