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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
[p.662] ARTICLE 11
. -- COMMUNICATION OF DECISIONS
No particular form is specified for communicating the decisions of the Commission to the Detaining Power, the Protecting Power and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It may be made in the form of lists. On the other hand, a ' repatriation certificate ' similar to the model contained in Annex IV E must be issued to each prisoner of war declared eligible for repatriation. A similar certificate may also be issued to prisoners of war proposed for accommodation in a neutral country or for re-examination by the next Commission. In the latter case, the issue of a certificate to the prisoner of war would have the advantage of enabling him to prove to the detaining authorities his right to be examined by the next Commission.