Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section B. Recording of the location of graves
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
- Graves must be marked and the precise location must be recorded.
- As soon as circumstances permit, and at latest at the end of hostilities, [the Graves Registration] Services shall exchange, through the Information Bureau mentioned in the second paragraph of Article 16 [of 1949 Geneva Convention I], lists showing the exact location and markings of the graves, together with particulars of the dead interred therein.