Practice Relating to Rule 121. Location of Internment and Detention Centres
France’s LOAC Manual (2001) provides: “Prisoners of war shall not be needlessly exposed to the dangers of combat.”
The manual also states: “The regulation of treatment of civilian internees is very similar to that of prisoners of war.”
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides that prisoner of war camps and civilian internment camps must not be exposed to the combat zone.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) states that internment camps for prisoners of war “must not be exposed to the combat zone”.