Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section A. Release and return without delay
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states:
1.2.17. “Repatriation” means the return to the State of citizenship, permanent residence or origin of the persons who found themselves in the territory of another state for various reasons.
1.8.5. Serious violations of international humanitarian law directed against people include:
- delay of repatriation … of prisoners of war or of civilian persons.