RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, COMBAT AND TREATMENT OF NON-COMBATANTS AND PRISONERS IN WAR OR PEACETIME
THE TREATY OF KOSSEN
In this law, the Corporatocratic Federation of Wolfenchan Sudeutscherland has declared that by the time of the signing of this treaty that the Rules of Engagement, Combat and Treatment of Non-Combatants and Prisoners in War or Peacetime and or simply as the Treaty of Kossen will come into effect as a de-facto treaty that will be abided by any militia, paramilitary, military force existing in Sudeutscherland will abide to these articles in a respectful and compliant manner. In addition to the provisions which shall be implemented in peacetime, the present Treaty shall apply to all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise with that has the involvement of active Wolfenchan troops, even if the state of war is not recognized by one of them.
The Treaty shall also apply to all cases of partial or total occupation of any territory held by Wolfenchan, even if the said occupation meets with no armed resistance.
- Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:
a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
b) taking of hostages;
c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;
d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
- The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for. An impartial humanitarian body, such as the Wolfenchan Red Cross Organization, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict.
- For the protected persons who have fallen into the hands of Wolfenchan, the present treaty shall apply until their final repatriation.[/color]
- Wounded and sick, as well as medical personnel and chaplains, shall continue to have the benefit of such agreements as long as the treaty is applicable to them, except where express provisions to the contrary are contained in the aforesaid or in subsequent agreements, or where more favourable measures have been taken with regard to them by one or other of the Parties to the conflict.
- Wounded and sick, as well as members of the medical personnel and chap- lains, may in no circumstances renounce in part or in entirety the rights secured to them by the present Convention, and by the special agreements referred to in the foregoing Article, if such there be.Wounded and sick, as well as members of the medical personnel and chap- lains, may in no circumstances renounce in part or in entirety the rights secured to them by the present Convention, and by the special agreements referred to in the foregoing Article, if such there be.
- The provisions of the present Convention constitute no obstacle to the humanitarian activities which the International Development Aid Project or any other impartial humanitarian organization may, subject to the consent of Wolfenchan to the conflict concerned, undertake for the protection of wounded and sick, medical personnel and chaplains, and for their relief.
- All prisoners deserve a right to basic needs and basic human rights along with the right to live comfortably while under detainment. Prisoners also have the right to communicate to loved ones freely as long as they are not classed as War Criminals who, under this treaty, have been identified by Wolfenchan to violate basic human needs in any past or present conflict.
- Prisoners or Non-Combatants who have fought illegally or violated one or more of these articles will be exempted from all articles and classed as War Criminals where they will be prosecuted based on their crimes before the Rules of War can be applied to them. The Rules of War also do not apply to those who have done Crimes against Humanity in the past or present.
- Civilians and Non-Combatants that are in a conflict area are to be treated humanely and provided basic human needs. Civilians and Non-Combatants should be given the right to be free as long as they do not violate the Laws of War and become a illegal combatant which could be done by breaking the law of the nation. Civilians are not to be targeted as well and should be let to do as they wish as long as they do not present harm against anyone.
- Public Infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, religious buildings, historical sites, and general infrastructure are to be avoided from being targets as long as there are no hostile forces within the building. These buildings are forbidden from being harmed unless there is a hostile element within or if the building has been cleared of any civilians and poses as a non-vital building should it be destroyed. Regardless, the destruction of these buildings are to be avoided at all costs for the sake of civilians living in the area.
- Civilians, no matter what kind of background, should be handled with care and treated as humanely as possible. Civilians are to not be denied any form of public infrastructure and they should be protected at all costs and should be treated if needed. Torture or violence against Civilians are prohibited unless the situation calls for it such as the civilian being highly uncooperative or a HVT. Looting of Civilians is also prohibited.