United States of America
Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section F. Responsibility for safe return
The US Field Manual (1956) reproduces Articles 46–48 of the 1949 Geneva Convention III.
According to the Report on US Practice, “Articles 4, 5 and 6 [of the 1977 Additional Protocol II] reflect general US policy on treatment of persons in the power of an adverse party in armed conflicts governed by common Article 3” of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The report also notes: “It is the opinio juris
of the US that persons detained in connection with an internal armed conflict are entitled to humane treatment as specified in Articles 4, 5 and 6 [of the 1977 Additional Protocol II].”