Geneva Conventions Bill

Bill No. 8/1973

Read the first time on 16th February 1973.
An Act to enable effect to be given to certain international Conventions relative to the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field, the amelioration of the condition of wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the protection of civilian persons in time of war, and for purposes connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Geneva Conventions Act, 1973, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“court” does not include a subordinate military court constituted under the Singapore Armed Forces Act, 1972 (Act 7 of 1972);
“protected internee” means a person protected by the Convention set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act and interned in Singapore;
“protected prisoner of war” means a person protected by the Convention set out in the Third Schedule to this Act;
“protecting power”, in relation to a protected prisoner of war or a protected internee, means the power or organisation which is carrying out, in the interests of the power of which he is a national, or of whose forces he is, or was at any material time, a member, the duties assigned to protecting powers under the Convention set out in the Third or, as the case may be, the Fourth Schedule to this Act;
“scheduled Conventions” means the Conventions set out in the Schedules to this Act.