Article 13 of the
Third Geneva Convention
Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated. Any unlawful act or omission
by the Detaining Power causing death or seriously endangering the health of a
prisoner of war in its custody is prohibited, and will be regarded as a serious
breach of the present Convention. In particular, no prisoner of war may be subject
to physical mutilation or to medical or scientific experiments of any kind, which
are not justified by the medical, dental, or hospital treatment of the prisoner
concerned and carried out in his interest.
Likewise, prisoners of war must at all times be protected, particularly against
acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity.
Measures of reprisals against prisoners of war are prohibited.