Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides: “Captured combatants shall be treated humanely.”
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Every captured combatant … has the right to respect for his dignity. He shall be treated humanely.”
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides: “Prisoners of war must be spared and treated with humanity … They shall be protected from acts of violence, insults and intimidation.”
France’s Code of Defence (2004), as amended in 2008, states: “Combatants must respect and treat with humanity all persons protected by the applicable international conventions … Prisoners of war … are protected persons”.