The Laws of War, also known as the Laws of Warfare, were much like the Accepted Laws of Nations, in that they were unwritten rules of conflict and warfare, that dictated the conduct of wars and the disposition of POWs and parole.
On Safehold, unlike Earth in comparative times, the various nations often sought to decrease the damage of warfare, either through reducing civilian and collateral damage. And in many cases paroling enemy soldiers. However since the Holy War on Charis, the Church and her allied nations offered to follow the laws of war, but rarely kept their word. The Empire of Charis, however kept very close to the spirit of the laws. (BHD, HFAF)
Notable failures in following the laws of war within Church and allied lands included: