Practice Relating to Rule 87
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) provides that civilians must be respected and treated humanely.
Croatia’s Instructions on Basic Rules of IHL (1993) requires soldiers to treat captured civilians with humanity.
Croatia’s Defence Act (2002), as amended to 2007, states:
Members of the Armed Forces shall, under each and every circumstance when in battle … adhere to the rules of international humanitarian law regarding the humane treatment of enemy soldiers … and the protection of the civilian population … in accordance with the Constitution, international treaties and laws.