Règle correspondante
South Africa
Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
Section B. Civilians
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
2.4 Specifically Protected Persons and Objects:
a. Civilians
The protection of civilians can be briefly summarised as follows:
- They must always be respected and protected against any ill treatment.
- Those in your power must be treated humanely.
[1949] Geneva Convention IV article 27 provides for general protective provisions. This article determines that protected persons are, in all circumstances, entitled to respect for their persons, honour, … It also stipulates that protected persons shall be humanely treated and shall be protected against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against all insults and public curiosity.
Protection of protected persons entails the following:
- Protected persons are, in all circumstances, entitled to respect for their persons, honour …
- They shall be humanely treated and shall be protected against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against all insults and public curiosity.
2.7 Special Protection: Occupied Territories
Residents of occupied territories are entitled, in all circumstances, to the respect of [their]:
- Persons;
- Honour;
- … ([1907] Hague [Regulations] articles 44 to 46 and [1949] Geneva Convention IV article 27). 
South Africa, Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Teaching Manual, School of Military Justice, 1 April 2008, as amended to 25 October 2013, Learning Unit 2, pp. 112, 115–116, 124 and 155–156.