Practice Relating to Rule 118. Provision of Basic Necessities to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides: “Captured combatants have the right to … receive assistance”.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides that wounded prisoners of war shall be cared for and that every prisoner of war is entitled to receive assistance.
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides that prisoners of war shall be cared for and provided with necessary medical care.
The manual also states that regulation of the treatment of civilian internees is very similar to that of prisoners of war.