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
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