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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
[p.303] ARTICLE 59
. -- AMOUNTS IN CASH TAKEN FROM PRISONERS
This Article refers only to cash taken from prisoners of war at the time of their capture. It is therefore a duplication of Article 18, paragraph 4
, and Article 64
, as was moreover pointed out at the 1949 Diplomatic Conference (1). For the commentary, reference should therefore be made to those Articles.
In retaining the present Article the intention of the drafters of the Convention was, no doubt, as had been suggested by the International Committee of the Red Cross, to include in the Section dealing with the various resources of prisoners of war an Article referring to the sums which may be impounded at the time of capture and which in point of time constitute the first resources available to prisoners of war (2).
* (1) [(1) p.303] See ' Final Record of the Diplomatic
Conference of Geneva of 1949, ' Vol. II-A, p. 531;
(2) [(2) p.303] See ' XVIIth International Red Cross
Conference, Draft Revised or New Conventions for the
Protection of War Victims, ' p. 88;