38. Complaints and discipline.

38.     Complaints and discipline.

Prisoners of war have a right to make known to the military authorities in whose power they are their requests regarding the conditions of captivity to which they are subjected, and they have an unrestricted right to apply through their prisoners' representative1 or direct to the representative of the protecting power2.

A prisoner of war is subject to the laws and regulations in force in the armed forces of the detaining power3, but no punishment4 contrary to the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War is allowed5. No prisoner of war may