States are under an obligation not to recruit child soldiers under the age of 15.
By Jess Bravin Shortly before the first American military commissions held since the 1940s ...
POWs should be protected by the basic safeguards of food, housing and appropriate medical care.
Prisoners “shall be released and repatriated without delay after the cessation of active hostilities.”
Subjecting prisoners to physical mutilation or scientific experiments is a grave breach.
Certain people and places should be protected and respected during wartime.
Unlike slavery, forced labor includes no claim of permanent right of ownership over a person subject to it.
The legality of the secret prisons under international law is highly questionable.
Prisoners, whether POWs or enemy civilians, cannot be forced to serve in military operations.
Its objective is to bring a cease-fire that may be indefinite or for a specified time period only.