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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
[p.191] ARTICLE 24
. -- PERMANENT TRANSIT CAMPS
The camps to which the present Article refers are distinct from the "transit camps" mentioned in Article 20, paragraph 3
It would have been dangerous to allow the existence in these camps of conditions less favourable than those which the Convention stipulates for permanent camps. The present Article therefore states the principle that conditions in such camps must not differ in any essential respect from the normal conditions of internment as set forth in this Section of the Convention. Similarly, in screening camps for prisoners of war, the conditions must correspond to those provided in ordinary camps.