39. English law relating to trial.

United Kingdom1 municipal law includes particular provisions2 regarding protected prisoners of war3 and protected internees4, and certain of these provisions5 also apply to persons brought up for trial for grave breaches of the Geneva Red Cross Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I as set out in the Geneva Conventions Act 19576.

No court before which a protected prisoner of war is brought up for trial for any offence7, or a protected internee is brought up for trial for an offence for which he may be sentenced to death or to imprisonment for two years or more, may proceed with the