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Respect for the person of prisoners
    ARTICLE 14

    Prisoners of war are entitled in all circumstances to respect for their persons and their honour.
    Women shall be treated with all the regard due to their sex and shall in all cases benefit by treatment as favourable as that granted to men.
    Prisoners of war shall retain the full civil capacity which they enjoyed at the time of their capture. The Detaining Power may not restrict the exercise, either within or without its own territory, of the rights such capacity confers except in so far as the captivity requires.


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