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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
. -- PURCHASE OF RELIEF SUPPLIES
IN THE TERRITORY OF THE DETAINING POWER
The authorization and facilities referred to by the present Article must be granted by all the High Contracting Parties, within certain limits and subject to certain conditions; this provision will therefore be more easily applicable and broader in scope in those countries which are only affected slightly if at all by the war, and therefore are not compelled to the same extent to take strict measures in regard to economy, finance and supplies. The general obligation instituted by the present Article, as regards purchases for the distribution of collective relief, is nevertheless a noteworthy innovation.