Treaties, States Parties and Commentaries
Treaties and Documents
Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Additional Protocols, and their Commentaries
Historical Treaties and Documents
Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
. -- ESCAPES: IV. NOTIFICATION OF RECAPTURE
This provision is new. The principal reason for its insertion was that during the Second World War it frequently happened that prisoners of war who escaped and were reported as missing to the Central Prisoners of War Agency, were recaptured without the Agency being notified; this caused considerable difficulty for the enquiry and checking services at the Central Agency. In the interests of the prisoner of war, each recapture must also be notified to his country of origin.
Article 122, paragraph 5
, confirms this principle. The notification must be made by the Detaining Power, through the intermediary of the Information Bureau provided under Article 122