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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Execution and transmission of legal documents
The Detaining Powers shall provide all reasonable facilities for the transmission, through the protecting Power or the Central Agency provided for in Article 140
, or as otherwise required, of wills, powers of attorney, letters of authority, or any other documents intended for internees or despatched by them.
In all cases the Detaining Powers shall facilitate the execution and authentication in due legal form of such documents on behalf of internees, in particular by allowing them to consult a lawyer.
Commentary of 1958