Related Rule
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 105. Respect for Family Life
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
1.2 Reasons for compliance with LOAC [law of armed conflict] and basic principles thereof.
Prohibited Acts against Persons not taking an Active Part in Armed Conflicts
- General Rules
- Protected persons are entitled to respect for:
- Their family rights[.] 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 1, pp. 13 and 17.
The manual also states:
2.4 Specifically Protected Persons and Objects:
Civilians
[1949] Geneva Convention IV article 27 provides for general protective provisions. This article determines that protected persons are, in all circumstances, entitled to respect for their persons, honour, family rights, religious convictions and practices and their manners and customs. …
Internment
Grouping of Internees
Throughout the duration of their internment, members of the same family, and in particular parents and children, shall be lodged together in the same place of internment, except when separation of a temporary nature is necessitated for reasons of employment or health or for the purposes of enforcement of penal and disciplinary sanctions. Internees may request that their children who are left at liberty without parental care shall be interned with them. Wherever possible, interned members of the same family shall be housed in the same premises and given separate accommodation from other internees, together with facilities for leading a proper family life.
2.7 Special Protection: Occupied Territories
Rights of Protected Persons in Occupied Territories
Residents of occupied territories are entitled, in all circumstances, to the respect of the[ir]
- Family rights[.] 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 2, pp. 112, 113, 116, 127–128 and 155–156.