The Law of Land Warfare

Publication Title:                   The Law of Land Warfare
Publication/revision date:    15 JUL 1976, Change 1
Field Manual:                        FM 27-10
   Supersedes:                      FM 27-10, 1 OCT 1940
                                               Change 1, 15 NOV 1944
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

 

Contents:
Table of Contents
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CHANGE 1, 15 July 1976
FOREWARD
ABBREVIATIONS
CHAPTER 1 - BASIC RULES AND PRINCIPLES
Section I - General
Section II - Protecting Powers
CHAPTER 2 - HOSTILITIES
Section I - Commencement of hostilities
Section II -Forbidden conduct with respect to persons
Section III -Forbidden means of waging warfare
Section IV -Bombardments, assaults, and sieges
Section V - Stratagems
Section VI - Treatment of property during combat
CHAPTER 3 - PRISONERS OF WAR
Section I - Persons entitled to be treated as prisoners of war; retained medical personnel
Section II - Persons not entitled to be treated as prisoners of war
Section III - General protection of prisoners of war
Section IV - Beginning of captivity
Section V - Internment of prisoners generally
Section VI - Quarters, food, and clothing
Section VII - Hygiene and medical attention
Section VIII - Religious, intellectual, and physical activities
Section IX - Discipline
Section X - Rank of prisoners of war
Section XI - Transfer of prisoners of war
Section XII - Labor of prisoners of war
Section XIII - Financial resources of prisoners of war
Section XIV - Relations of prisoners of war with the exterior
Section XV - Relations of prisoners of war and the authorities
Section XVI - Penal and disciplinary sanctions
Section XVII - Termination of captivity
Section XVIII - Information bureaus and relief societies for prisoners of war
CHAPTER 4 - THE WOUNDED AND SICK
Section I - General provisions
Section II - Wounded and sick
Section III - Medical units, establishments, personnel and transfers
Section IV - The Red Cross emblem
CHAPTER 5 - CIVILIAN PERSONS
Section I - General provisions
Section II - General protection of populations against certain consequences of war
Section III - Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories
Section IV - Aliens in the territory of a party to the conflict
Section V - Regulations for the treatment of internees
Section VI - Information bureaus, central agency, and relief societies
CHAPTER 6 - OCCUPATION
Section I - General
Section II - Administration of occupied territory
Section III - Rights of the population of occupied territory
Section IV - Relief
Section V - Treatment of enemy property
Section VI - Services of inhabitants and of officials
Section VII - Public finance
Section VIII - Security of the occupant: penal legislation and procedure
CHAPTER 7 - NONHOSTILE RELATIONS OF BELLIGERENTS
Section I - General
Section II - Military passports, safe-conducts, and safe-guards
Section III - Parlementaires
Section IV - Cartels
Section V - Capitulations
Section VI - Armistices
CHAPTER 8 - REMEDIES FOR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW; WAR CRIMES
Section I - Remedies and reprisals
Section II - Crimes under international law
Section III - Punishment of war crimes
Section IV - Defenses not available
CHAPTER 9 - NEUTRALITY
Section I - General
Section II - Recruiting in neutral territory
Section III - Supplies and services from neutral territory
Section IV - Internment of belligerent forces and tending of wounded and sick in neutral territory
Section V - Neutral persons
Section VI - Railway material
APPENDIX - INDEX OF ARTICLES OF THE 1949 GENEVA CONVENTIONS AND THE 1907 HAGUE CONVENTIONS
AUTHORIZATION LETTER
 

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