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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Part III : Status and treatment of protected persons #Section III : Occupied territories
[p.272] SECTION III
' OCCUPIED TERRITORIES '
Section III (Occupied Territories) comprises Articles 47
to 78 of the Convention and deals with a very important subject -- the treatment which the inhabitants of occupied territory must receive from the Occupying Power. It must be remembered, moreover, that Articles 27
to 34 on which comment has already been made apply equally to this Section and to the Section dealing with aliens in the territory of a belligerent.
With that addition Section III of the Convention represents the first attempt to codify the rules of international law dealing with occupation since the conclusion of the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 concerning the laws and customs of war on land. The rules set forth in Section III will supplement Sections II and III of the Regulations annexed to those Conventions, by making numerous points clearer.