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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Prohibition of coercion
No physical or moral coercion shall be exercised against protected persons, in particular to obtain information from them or from third parties.
Commentary of 1958