Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
Section D. Persons deprived of their liberty
Ireland’s Basic LOAC Guide (2005) states that prisoners of war “must be treated alike by the Detaining Power, without regard to race, nationality, religious beliefs, political opinions, etc.”
Ireland’s Geneva Conventions Act (1962), as amended in 1998, provides that any “minor breach” of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, including violations of Articles 14 and 16 of the Geneva Convention III, is a punishable offence.