59. Treatment of internees.

59.     Treatment of internees.

Protected persons under the Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War1 are to be interned only if the security of the detaining power makes it absolutely necessary2, and internees are to retain their full civil capacity3.

Places of internment must be put under the authority of a responsible officer4 and are not to be situated in areas which are unhealthy5 or particularly exposed to war dangers6, and are to be provided with canteens7 and infirmaries8. Internees are to be accommodated separately from prisoners of war and other prisoners9. Internees