Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section A. Release and return without delay
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “The Rights of Prisoners of War”, states: “His liberation and repatriation must be obtained at the end of hostilities.”
The manual further states that “the unjustified delay in repatriating prisoners of war or [detained] civilians” constitutes a grave breach of IHL.
Cameroon’s Instructors’ Manual (1992) provides that release and repatriation of prisoners of war must be obtained at the end of hostilities.