Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section D. Voluntary nature of return
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) states: “As a general rule, prisoners of war should not be required to return to their country if they do not wish to, and an attempt should be made to find a solution to their problem via third-party States.”
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states: “Prisoners-of-war must not be forced to return to their own country if they do not want to do so, and solutions must be found for their problems through third countries.”
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).