Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) provides: “You cannot exercise on prisoners physical or mental torture nor any form of coercion to obtain any type of information.”
The manual further states: “It is especially prohibited to submit [the wounded and sick] to torture.”
This prohibition also applies to civilians in occupied territories.
The manual restates common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides that mental and physical torture against all protected persons is prohibited in international as well as non-international armed conflicts.
The manual stipulates that torture and inhuman treatment and wilful causing of grievous suffering or serious injury to the body or health of protected persons are grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions and of the 1977 Additional Protocol I.
Argentina’s Code of Military Justice (1951), as amended in 1984, provides that the ill-treatment of prisoners of war is an offence.
Argentina’s Law on the Protection of Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights (2005) states:
Children and adolescents are entitled to dignity as subjects of international law and developing persons. [They are entitled] to not be subjected to violent, discriminatory, degrading, humiliating, intimidating treatment; [and] not to be subjected to any form of … torture, abuse or negligence …
Children and adolescents are entitled to their physical, sexual, psychological and moral integrity.