Practice Relating to Rule 121. Location of Internment and Detention Centres
Ireland’s Basic LOAC Guide (2005) states:
As soon as possible after capture, PWs [prisoners of war] must be evacuated out of danger, unless wounds or sickness prevent their removal. Evacuation must be effected humanely and in conditions similar to the transportation of the Detaining Power’s own forces.
Ireland’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962), as amended 1998, provides that any “minor breach” of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, including violations of Articles 22 and 23 of the Geneva Convention III and Articles 83 and 85 of the Geneva Convention IV, as well as any “contravention” of the 1977 Additional Protocol II, including violations of Article 5(1)(b) and (2)(c), are punishable offences.