Practice Relating to Rule 68. Precautions while Receiving Parlementaires
Belgium’s Field Regulations (1964) states that “all precautions must be taken to avoid parlementaires obtaining information”.
Belgium’s Law of War Manual (1983) provides that the commander may “take measures (e.g. blindfolding) to prevent the parlementaire from taking advantage of his mission to collect information”.
Belgium’s Field Regulations (1964) provides that a parlementaire can be detained temporarily if he/she has collected information.
Belgium’s Law of War Manual (1983) states: “The commander who receives a parlementaire … may retain him temporarily, if the parlementaire takes unfair advantage of his mission.”