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:


    (1)     prisoners of war, who may be:


      (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;


      (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 are commanded by a person responsible for his