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I.2. Convention Relative To The Protection Of Civilian Persons In Time Of War (Excerpts)

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This chapter explains the convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war. Civilian persons protected by the Geneva Convention for the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field of August 12, 1949, or by the Geneva Convention for the amelioration of the condition of wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at Sea of August 12, 1949, or by the Geneva Convention relative to the treatment of prisoners of war of August 12, 1949, shall not be considered as protected persons within the meaning of the present Convention. Protected persons may be transferred by the detaining power only to a power which is a party to the present Convention and after the detaining power has satisfied itself of the willingness and ability of such transferee power to apply the present Convention.

Keywords: armed forces; civilian persons; detaining power; Geneva Convention; shipwrecked members



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