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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Penal sanctions. II. Grave breaches
Grave breaches to which the preceding Article
relates shall be those involving any of the following acts, if committed against persons or property protected by the Convention: wilful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments, wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, compelling a prisoner of war to serve in the forces of the hostile Power, or wilfully depriving a prisoner of war of the rights of fair and regular trial prescribed in this Convention.
Commentary of 1960