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23/03/2019
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US Dept. of the Army Benchbook for trial of Enemy POWs

DA PAM 27–9–1

Military Judges' Benchbook for Trial of Enemy Prisoners of War

This is a new Department of the Army Pamphlet specifically tailored for trials of enemy prisoners of war (EPWs) for either pre-capture offenses, which arise under the law of war, or post-capture offenses, which arise under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This Pamphlet incorporates the provisions of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949 (GC III), Chapter 3, Penal and Disciplinary Sanctions, into the substantive and procedural requirements found in DA Pam 27-9, Military Judges' Benchbook (15 Sep 2002 edition), and in the Manual for Courts-Martial (2002 edition). This Pamphlet also includes decisions of international, military, and higher courts; and comments and opinions of individual legal specialists on international and criminal law.

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[ Text of the
Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949 ]