44. Information as to civilians.

44.     Information as to civilians.

The provisions of the Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War1 are supplementary to the relevant provisions of the Hague Regulations2. Upon the outbreak of a conflict and in all cases of occupation of territory, each of the parties to the convention who is a party to the conflict must establish an official information bureau responsible for receiving and transmitting information respecting protected persons in its power3. A central information agency for protected persons, in particular for internees, must be created in a neutral