Practice Relating to Rule 121. Location of Internment and Detention Centres
Italy’s IHL Manual (1991) provides that prisoners of war shall be located far enough from the combat line and in healthy areas.
Italy’s Combatant’s Manual (1998) states:
If the prisoners are captured outside the combat zone (shipwrecked, flight crews from planes that were shot down or forced to land, and deserters, regardless of how they arrived), they are held in appropriate facilities until they can be conveyed under escort to the government collection points.