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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
[p.657] ARTICLE 1
. -- COMPOSITION
As already provided for in Article 69
of the 1929 Convention, the Commissions are to be composed of three members.
It should be noted, however, that during the Second World War it was sometimes impossible to find on the spot a sufficient number of neutral practitioners qualified to constitute Mixed Medical Commissions. In such cases, the belligerent Powers agreed to set up either a Medical Commission of doctors of the Detaining Power only, or Commissions consisting of one neutral practitioner (with two votes) and one medical officer of the belligerent Power (1). This point is now settled by Article 13
of the present Regulations (2).
* (1) [(1) p.657] See ' Report on the Meeting of Neutral Members
of the Mixed Medical Commissions, ' p. 3;
(2) [(2) p.657] See below, p. 662;
See the Commentary of 1960