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Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 22 August 1864
Art. 3. The persons designated in the preceding Article
may, even after enemy occupation, continue to discharge their functions in the hospital or ambulance with which they serve, or may withdraw to rejoin the units to which they belong.
When in these circumstances they cease from their functions, such persons shall be delivered to the enemy outposts by the occupying forces.