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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
[p.15] GENERAL PROVISIONS
The Convention is divided into four parts. Part III comprises five sections, Section IV of Part III being itself split up into twelve chapters.
Like the other three Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, the present Convention begins with general provisions, a number of which are common to all four Conventions. Attention will be drawn to each individual case.