30. Protected persons.

(iii)     Prisoners of War

30.     Protected persons.

The persons to whom the provisions of the third Geneva Red Cross Convention1 apply, known as protected persons under the convention, are as follows:

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    (1)     prisoners of war, who may be:

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      (a)     members of the armed forces of a party to the conflict, as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of them2;

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      (b)     members of other militias and volunteer groups, including organised resistance movements belonging to a party to the conflict and operating inside or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided they