34. The protecting power.

34.     The protecting power.

In relation to a protected prisoner of war or protected internee1, the protecting power is the power or organisation which is carrying out, in the interests of the power of which the protected person is a national, or of whose forces he is or was at any material time a member, the duties assigned to protecting powers under the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War or the Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War or Protocol I2. The Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian