Practice Relating to Rule 118. Provision of Basic Necessities to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Poland’s Prisoner of War Handling Procedures (2009) states:
2.2 Detention and transport of prisoners of war
The following principles shall apply to the detention and transport of prisoners of war:
e. the capturing unit shall be responsible for the prisoners’ protection, food, and medical care;
g. during transport, the capturing power shall ensure that prisoners of war are provided with protection, food and medical care.
The Procedures further states: “Medical centres are responsible for treating prisoners of war requiring medical care, or those who report to the centres themselves. … The capturing power shall, as soon as possible, provide prisoners of war with daily [food] rations.”