Practice Relating to Rule 87
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
The Soldier’s Rules (1989) of the Philippines instructs soldiers that “prisoners must be treated humanely”.
The Joint Circular on Adherence to IHL and Human Rights (1991) of the Philippines states: “Members of the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and PNP [Philippine National Police] shall treat enemies who are hors de combat
(e.g. surrendered/captured) humanely and with respect.”
The Philippine Army Soldier’s Handbook on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (2006) provides:
While not in combat:
8. Inform the troops that a child taken in custody by government forces in an area of armed conflict should be informed of his/her constitutional rights and shall be treated humanely.”
The Philippines’ Act No. 2711 (1917) states:
Prisoners shall be treated with humanity. Juvenile prisoners shall be kept, if the jail will admit of it, in apartments separate from those containing prisoners of more than eighteen years of age; and the different sexes shall be kept apart.