Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) provides that the humane treatment of war victims, namely prisoners of war, must be guaranteed.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Under any circumstances international humanitarian law ensures humane treatment during an armed conflict of persons not directly involved in combat operations, including those who have been rendered hors de combat
by … detention.
The Regulations further states: “Prisoners of war shall be treated humanely, protected against any acts of violence, intimidation, insults and public curiosity.”
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states: “All persons who do not take a direct part or who have ceased to take part in hostilities, whether or not their liberty has been restricted … shall in all circumstances be treated humanely.”
The Russian Federation’s Combat Manual (2005) states: “An adversary, who has yielded himself prisoner, must be disarmed, if necessary, provided with medical care and handed over to the commander. Prisoners of war must be treated humanely.”