Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
The Dominican Republic’s Military Manual (1980) prohibits torture, threats or other forms of coercion of detained persons to obtain military information. It further states: “Inhuman treatment of civilians is a violation of the law of war.”
The Dominican Republic’s Code of Military Justice (1953) punishes any member of the armed forces who mistreats prisoners of war or causes them severe injuries.