Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section B. Security of displaced persons
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states: “Refugees and those fleeing armed conflict are protected persons who must at all times be treated humanely and shall not be attacked or threatened with acts or threats of violence.”
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).