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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Procedure. I. Conditions for validity of sentence
A prisoner of war can be validly sentenced only if the sentence has been pronounced by the same courts according to the same procedure as in the case of members of the armed forces of the Detaining Power, and if, furthermore, the provisions of the present Chapter have been observed.
Commentary of 1960