Practice Relating to Rule 119. Accommodation for Women Deprived of Their Liberty
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) provides that detained women shall be housed separately.
According to the manual, the same rule applies to interned women.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) provides that, in prisoner-of-war camps, detained women shall be housed separately.
According to the manual, the same rule applies to women held in internment camps.
The manual also provides that, as prisoners of war, “women must be treated with all regard due to their sex”.
Spain’s Penal Code (1995), as amended in 2003, states:
Anyone who [commits any of the following acts] during armed conflict shall be punished with three to seven years’ imprisonment:
3. … [V]iolating the prohibitions regarding the accommodation of women and families.