Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
Germany’s Soldiers’ Manual (1991) recalls the prohibition of any distinction based on race, nationality, religion or political opinions in the treatment of captured combatants.
Germany’s Soldiers’ Manual (2006) states under the heading “Protection of prisoners of war”: “Distinctions based on race, nationality, religion or political reasons are impermissible.”
Germany’s Military Manual (1992) provides that, with regard to the treatment of prisoners of war, one of the fundamental rules is the unlawfulness of any discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, religious belief or political opinions or similar criteria.