Mudcat Café message #1775637 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91956   Message #1775637
Posted By: GUEST,Woody
04-Jul-06 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration

A textual interpretation of the Conventions can only lead to the conclusion
that all persons who are not protected by GC I-III, thus also persons
who do not respect the conditions which would entitle them to POW status/
treatment, are covered by GC IV provided that they are not:
• nationals of a State which is not party to the Convention;
• nationals of the Party/Power in which hands they are; or
• nationals of a neutral State (only if they are in the territory of a belligerent
State) or co-belligerent State with normal diplomatic representation
(for details see the foregoing quotation from the ICRC Commentary).