Practice Relating to Rule 124. ICRC Access to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993) states:
- [ICRC delegates] must be able to have access to all prisoners or detainees and speak to them freely and without witness;
- they must have access to all places of detention and be allowed to repeat visits;
- they must be given lists of all persons to be visited (or able to draw up such lists on the spot).
The Code of Conduct also states: “As a State party to the  Geneva Conventions … your country is bound by these treaties … The States party to the Geneva Conventions pledge to … [a]uthorize ICRC delegates to visit detainees and talk to them in private.”