United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Practice Relating to Rule 105. Respect for Family Life
The UK Military Manual (1958) states that in situations of occupation, “according to the Civilian Convention, protected persons are entitled in all circumstances to respect for … their family rights”.
The UK LOAC Pamphlet (1981) states: “In all circumstances, the … family rights … of protected persons should be respected.”
The UK LOAC Manual (2004) provides in its chapter on the protection of civilians in the hands of a party to the conflict that the “family rights, religious convictions and practices, and the manners and customs of protected persons must in all circumstances be respected”.