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Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Duration of application
For the protected persons who have fallen into the hands of the enemy, the present Convention shall apply until their final repatriation.
Commentary of 2016
Commentary of 1952