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France
Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
France’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975), as amended, instructs combatants to “treat humanely … all persons hors de combat”. 
France, Règlement de Discipline Générale dans les Armées, Decree No. 75-675 of 28 July 1975, replacing Decree No. 66-749, completed by Decree of 11 October 1978, implemented by Instruction No. 52000/DEF/C/5 of 10 December 1979, and modified by Decree of 12 July 1982, Ministère de la Défense, Etat-Major de l’Armée de Terre, Bureau Emploi, Article 9 bis.
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides that persons hors de combat shall be treated humanely. 
France, Fiche de Synthèse sur les Règles Applicables dans les Conflits Armés, Note No. 432/DEF/EMA/OL.2/NP, Général de Corps d’Armée Voinot (pour l’Amiral Lanxade, Chef d’Etat-major des Armées), 1992, §§ 2.1 and 3.2.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Combatants placed hors de combat, certain categories of military personnel, as well as the entire civilian population, must be particularly protected and treated with humanity.” 
France, Fiche didactique relative au droit des conflits armés, Directive of the Ministry of Defence, 4 January 2000, annexed to the Directive No. 147 of the Ministry of Defence of 4 January 2000, pp. 4 and 5.
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”. 
France, Code of Defence, 2004, as amended in 2008, Article D4122-8.
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) incorporates the content of Article 5 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV. 
France, Manuel de droit des conflits armés, Ministère de la Défense, Direction des Affaires Juridiques, Sous-Direction du droit international humanitaire et du droit européen, Bureau du droit des conflits armés, 2001, p. 64.
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 … [C]ivilians … are protected persons.” 
France, Code of Defence, 2004, as amended in 2008, Article D4122-8.
According to France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000), wounded, sick and shipwrecked persons must be protected and treated humanely. 
France, Fiche didactique relative au droit des conflits armés, Directive of the Ministry of Defence, 4 January 2000, annexed to the Directive No. 147 of the Ministry of Defence of 4 January 2000, p. 4.
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 … [T]he wounded, sick and shipwrecked … are protected persons”. 
France, Code of Defence, 2004, as amended in 2008, Article D4122-8.
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides: “Captured combatants shall be treated humanely.” 
France, Fiche de Synthèse sur les Règles Applicables dans les Conflits Armés, Note No. 432/DEF/EMA/OL.2/NP, Général de Corps d’Armée Voinot (pour l’Amiral Lanxade, Chef d’Etat-major des Armées), 1992, § 2.1.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Every captured combatant … has the right to respect for his dignity. He shall be treated humanely.” 
France, Fiche didactique relative au droit des conflits armés, Directive of the Ministry of Defence, 4 January 2000, annexed to the Directive No. 147 of the Ministry of Defence of 4 January 2000, p. 3.
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, Manuel de droit des conflits armés, Ministère de la Défense, Direction des Affaires Juridiques, Sous-Direction du droit international humanitaire et du droit européen, Bureau du droit des conflits armés, 2001, p. 102.
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”. 
France, Code of Defence, 2004, as amended in 2008, Article D4122-8.