Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Project of an International Declaration concerning the Laws and Customs of War. Brussels, 27 August 1874.
Prisoners of war - Art. 23.
Art. 23. Prisoners of war are lawful and disarmed enemies.
They are in the power of the hostile Government, but not in that of the individuals or corps who captured them.
They must be humanely treated.
Any act of insubordination justifies the adoption of such measures of severity as may be necessary. All their personal belongings except arms shall remain their property.