IHL rules on detention cover four main areas: grounds for and procedure of detention, treatment of detainees, judicial guarantees during trial, and, and, to a certain extent, transfer of detainees.
The purpose of the rules on material conditions of detention is to ensure that detaining authorities adequately provide for detainees' physical and psychological needs. These rules govern the issues such as food, accommodation, health, hygiene, contacts with the outside world, and religious observance, among others.
See Detention; Prisoners of war; Civilian internees; Internment; Treatment; Accommodation; Food; Hygiene; Communication;
places of detention
as disciplinary punishment for POWs
GCIII, 89/4, 90, 95, 97-98
awaiting trial for POW
of protected persons in occupied territory
information to be recorded for persons in detention
Sweden/Syria, Can Armed Groups Issue Judgments?
United Kingdom, The Case of Serdar Mohammed (Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Judgments)
USA, Al-Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology, Inc.
USA, Guantánamo, End of "Active Hostilities" in Afghanistan
Eastern Ukraine, OHCHR Report on the Situation: November 2016 - February 2017