See Release; Re-establishment; Return



of POWs during hostilities:   

when seriously sick or wounded

    GCIII, 109-117, Annexes I & II

at the end of active hostilities

    GCIII, 118-119

    CIHL, 128/A

internment in a neutral country

    GCIII, 110/2-3, 111, Annex I

of internees

    GCIV, 132, 134

grave breach if unjustifiable delay

    PI, 85/4b

of persons not otherwise protected

    PI, 75/6



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DINSTEIN Yoram, “The Release of Prisoners of War”, in Studies and Essays on International Humanitarian Law and Red Cross Principles in Honour of Jean Pictet, Geneva/The Hague, ICRC/M. Nijhoff, 1984, pp. 37-45.
REICHEL Daniel, “L’internement et le rapatriement des militaires soviétiques réfugiés en Suisse pendant le Seconde Guerre Mondiale”, in Actes du symposium 1982, Lausanne, Éditions du Centre d’Histoire, 1982, pp. 77-90
SASSÒLI Marco, “The Status, Treatment and Repatriation of Deserters under International Humanitarian Law”, in Yearbook of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, 1985, pp. 9-36.
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