Practice Relating to Rule 121. Location of Internment and Detention Centres
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) provides that detention centres must be located in an area far enough from the combat zones.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states: “Prisoner-of-war camps must be located as far as possible from the combat zone, in inland areas if possible.”
Spain’s Royal Ordinances for the Armed Forces (2009) states:
[Members of the armed forces] must treat [prisoners and detainees] humanely and with respect … avoiding situating them in areas exposed to the risks of combat. Within the shortest possible time, [members of the armed forces] will evacuate them to an area far away from the zone of combat in order to put them out of harm’s way.