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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Art. 1. Annex III : Regulations concerning collective relief (see Article 73)
[p.664] ARTICLE 1
. -- DISTRIBUTION
Prisoners' representatives are authorized to distribute collective relief to all persons administered by their camp, that is to say, also to prisoners of war in labour detachments which do not constitute separate camps, unless such prisoners of war have their own prisoners' representative (Article 18, paragraph 4
). Articles 98
make provision for the case of prisoners of war undergoing disciplinary punishment or confined to a prison or penitentiary establishment.