Prisoners of war must be humanely treated and protected aginst violence and intimidation. Photo: Thomas PIZER/ICRC
New update of the customary IHL database
We have just updated the customary IHL database to include additional practice from Brazil and the Philippines.
The database contains:
- the 161 rules of customary IHL identified in the 2005 ICRC customary IHL study,
- the practice underlying that study,
- regular updates of the study's practice part.