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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 028-03
April 06, 2003

Briefing On Geneva Convention, EPWs And War Crimes

Special assistant to the Judge Advocate General for the Army W. Hays Parks and Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, U.S. ambassador for war crime issues, will conduct a briefing on the Geneva Convention, enemy prisoners of war (EPWs) handling, war crimes, and the Law of War, on Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon, Room 2E781.

This briefing is the first in a series related to the treatment of Iraqi EPWs. The next briefing will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 9 a.m. The final will be held on Friday, April 11, at 9 a.m. These briefings will be satellite-teleconferenced to the U.S. Central Command, and the Coalition Forces Land Component Commander media centers.

Media representatives without a Pentagon building pass who are interested in attending these events must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance at least 30 minutes prior to the briefing time. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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