23. Protected persons.

23.     Protected persons.

The Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field1 and the Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of the Armed Forces at Sea2 apply to the wounded and sick, or shipwrecked at sea as the case may be, belonging to the following categories3:

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    (1)     members of the armed forces of a party to the conflict, as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces4;

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    (2)     members of other