Nowadays, a short reality check indicates that most armed forces around the world still put emphasis on teaching the law rather than creating concrete measures, means or mechanisms for its respect. In short, many soldiers are told and know that they must treat enemy captured personnel with humanity. However, what concrete actions this exactly entails is still left up to their own judgement - good or bad. In contrast, a number of armed forces around the world have gone beyond the mere teaching of the law. It is an opportunity here to share some illustrative examples of how some combat proven armed forces have innovatively complied with their obligations through the revision of their doctrine and the incorporation of measures for the respect of IHL. The article will thus proceed by looking first into doctrine before turning to education and training.