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Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 27 July 1929.
Chapter III : Personnel - Art. 12.
Art. 12. The persons designated in Articles 9
may not be retained after they have fallen into the hands of the enemy.
In the absence of an agreement to the contrary, they shall be sent back to the belligerent to which they belong as soon as a route for their return shall be open and military considerations permit.
Pending their return they shall continue to carry out their duties under the direction of the enemy; they shall preferably be engaged in the care of the wounded and sick of the belligerent to which they belong.
On their departure, they shall take with them the effects, instruments, arms and means of transport belonging to them.