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Commentary - Part IV : Termination of captivity #Section III : Death of prisoners of war
    [p.558] SECTION III


    ' DEATH OF PRISONERS OF WAR '

    Part IV, Section III, groups all the provisions which refer to the death of prisoners of war. It corresponds to Article 76 of the 1929 Convention, but goes into more detail. In particular, Article 120 provides additional safeguards concerning burial; to correspond to a provision in the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick, it requires the Detaining Power to establish a Graves Registration Service. In the light of the experience of the Second World War, Article 121 affords special guarantees in cases where the cause of death is uncertain.