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. 27.
Art. 27. The Government into whose hands prisoners of war have fallen charges itself with their maintenance.
The conditions of such maintenance may be settled by a reciprocal agreement between the belligerent parties.
In the absence of this agreement, and as a general principle, prisoners of war shall be treated as regards food and clothing, on the same footing as the troops of the Government which captured them.