Update of customary IHL database – February 2024

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.

Source : Icrc