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Convention (II) with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 29 July 1899.
ANNEX TO THE CONVENTION : Regulations respecting the laws and customs of war on land #Section II : On hostilities #Chapter III : On flags of truce - Art. 33.
Art. 33. The chief to whom a parlementaire is sent is not obliged to receive him in all circumstances.
He can take all steps necessary to prevent the parlementaire taking advantage of his mission to obtain information.
In case of abuse, he has the right to detain the parlementaire temporarily.