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Geneva Conventions Act

Version of section 4 from 2008-07-18 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

court

court includes a General Court Martial and a Standing Court Martial convened under the National Defence Act; (tribunal)

offence

offence means any act or omission that is an offence under the Criminal Code or any other Act of Parliament or that is a grave breach referred to in section 3; (infraction)

prisoners’ representative

prisoners’ representative, in relation to a protected prisoner of war, means the person elected or recognized as that prisoner’s representative pursuant to Article 79 of the Geneva Convention set out in Schedule III; (représentant)

protected internee

protected internee means a person interned in Canada who is protected by the Geneva Convention set out in Schedule IV; (interné protégé)

protected prisoner of war

protected prisoner of war means a prisoner of war who is protected by the Geneva Convention set out in Schedule III; (prisonnier de guerre protégé)

protecting power

protecting power means

  • (a) in relation to a protected prisoner of war, the country or organization that is carrying out, in the interests of the country of which that prisoner is a national or of whose forces that prisoner is or was a member at the time of his being taken prisoner of war, the duties assigned to protecting powers under the Geneva Convention set out in Schedule III, and

  • (b) in relation to a protected internee, the country or organization that is carrying out, in the interests of the country of which that internee is or was a national at the time of his internment, the duties assigned to protecting powers under the Geneva Convention set out in Schedule IV. (puissance protectrice)

  • R.S., 1985, c. G-3, s. 4
  • 1990, c. 14, s. 3
  • 2008, c. 29, s. 30
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