Practice Relating to Rule 87. Humane Treatment
France’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975), as amended, instructs combatants to “treat humanely … all persons hors de combat
France’s LOAC Summary Note (1992) provides that persons hors de combat
shall be treated humanely.
France’s LOAC Teaching Note (2000) provides: “Combatants placed hors de combat
, certain categories of military personnel, as well as the entire civilian population, must be particularly protected and treated with humanity.”
France’s Code of Defence (2004), as amended in 2008, states: “Combatants must respect and treat with humanity all persons protected by the applicable international conventions”.