GENERAL PROTECTION OF PRISONERS OF WAR
Prisoners of war are in the hands of the enemy Power, but not of the individuals or military units who have captured them. Irrespective of the individual responsibilities that may exist, the Detaining Power is responsible for the treatment given them.
Prisoners of war may only be transferred by the Detaining Power to a Power which is a party to the Convention and after the Detaining Power has satisfied itself of the willingness and ability of such transferee Power to apply the Convention. When prisoners of war are transferred under such circumstances, responsibility for the application of the Convention rests on the Power accepting them while they are in its custody.
Nevertheless, if that Power fails to carry out the provisions of the Convention in any important respect, the Power by whom the prisoners of war were transferred shall, upon being notified by the Protecting Power, take effective measures to correct the situation or shall request the return of prisoners of war. Such requests must be complied with.
Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated. Any unlawful act or omission by the Detaining Power causing death or seriously endangering the health of a prisoner of war in its custody is prohibited,and will be regarded as a serious breach of the present Convention. In particular, no prisoner of war may be subjected to physical mutilation or to medical or scientific experiments of any kind which are not justified by the medical, dental or hospital treatment of the prisoner concerned and carried out in his interest.
Likewise, prisoners of war must at all times be protected, particularly against acts of violence or intimidation and against insults and public curiosity.
Measures of reprisal against prisoners of war are prohibited.
The Palestinian Authority shall co operate with
With regard to the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, signed in Cairo on May 4, 1994 (herinafter "the Agreement"), the PLO hereby confirms the following:
1. The PLO undertakes to ensure that the Palestinian Authority, including the Palestinian police and other Palestinian Authority agencies, will function in accordance with the Agreement, and that the Palestinian Authority will activate the co ordination and co operation mechanism in a timely manner.
2. The PLO undertakes to cooperate with
3. The PLO undertakes to submit to the next meeting of the
Palestinian National Council for formal approval necessary changes in regard to
the Palestinian Covenant, as undertaken in the letter dated