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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Art. 6. Annex III : Regulations concerning collective relief (see Article 73)
. -- RIGHT TO BUILD UP RESERVE STOCKS
This clause will make it possible to avoid the difficulties which arose during the Second World War when certain Detaining Powers wanted to forbid the building up of reserve stocks. It goes without saying that those responsible for checking the distribution of relief supplies will also have the right to inspect warehouses containing reserve stocks of collective relief.