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Other specific IHL-based rights of individual persons in occupied territory

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This chapter focuses on two specific rights: (i) the right to freedom of religion; and (ii) the right to communicate with protecting powers, Red Cross or other humanitarian organisations. The ICRCs Customary International humanitarian law (IHL) Study describes it as a customary rule that the occupying power must respect the religious convictions and practices of all classes of persons in an occupied territory. With respect to the practice of religion among the civilian population in an occupied territory, the occupying power must not hinder ministers of religion from providing spiritual assistance to members of their religious communities. It must accept consignments of books and articles for religious needs and facilitate their distribution in an occupied territory. The protection of these rights is a logical corollary of the general safeguard for the religious convictions and practices of all protected persons as recognised in Article 27(1).

Keywords: humanitarian organisations; individual persons; international humanitarian law (IHL); occupied territory; religious convictions



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