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Prisoners of war - Art. 27.
Art. 27. The Government into whose hands prisoners of war have fallen charges itself with their maintenance.
The conditions of such maintenance may be settled by a reciprocal agreement between the belligerent parties.
In the absence of this agreement, and as a general principle, prisoners of war shall be treated as regards food and clothing, on the same footing as the troops of the Government which captured them.