Practice Relating to Rule 118. Provision of Basic Necessities to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Italy’s IHL Manual (1991) provides that prisoners of war shall be provided with food, clothing and medical assistance.
Italy’s Combatant’s Manual (1998) states:
Prisoners of war who are being transported are provided with the same level of provisions planned for each transport day for national soldiers.
The field health units that take in prisoners of war simply provide basic provisions comprising food and lodging that is commensurate with what is provided to equal ranks in the national army.
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