Related Rule
France
Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section B. Civilians
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.