Related Rule
Germany, Federal Republic of
Practice Relating to Rule 117. Accounting for Missing Persons
At the CDDH, the Federal Republic of Germany stated that the draft rule that each party to the conflict should try to obtain information on missing persons would meet a “fundamental humanitarian need, which was not yet fully and explicitly covered by existing treaty obligations”. 
Germany, Federal Republic of, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. XI, CDDH/II/SR.19, 13 February 1975, p. 186, §§ 79–80.