Practice Relating to Rule 91. Corporal Punishment
Spain’s LOAC Manual (1996) states that corporal punishment of prisoners of war or persons protected by the 1949 Geneva Convention IV is prohibited at any time and in any place, whether carried out by military or by civilian agents.
Spain’s LOAC Manual (2007) states:
[N]o person who is captured or detained in relation to an armed conflict remains unprotected under the law of armed conflict and is entitled, at all times, to minimum guarantees. [These include] … prohibition of the following acts at any time and in any place, whether committed by civilian or military agents:
4. corporal punishment.
The manual also states that prisoners of war must not be subjected to “corporal punishment”.