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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
A. Identity card (see Article 4)
[p.669] ANNEX IV (1)
A. IDENTITY CARD ' (See Article 4
The model identity card proposed in the present annex is intended for persons who accompany the armed forces without actually being members thereof.
Pursuant to Article 4, paragraph A (4)
, the said card must be "similar" to the model.
It should be noted that provisions is made for another identity card for persons who are under the jurisdiction of a Party to the conflict and are liable to become prisoners of war (Article 17, paragraph 3
* (1) [(1) p.669] With regard to identity and capture cards, see
' Information Note No 3, ' International Committee of the
Red Cross, May 1953, pp. 16-18;