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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Angary, Right of

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

Subject(s):
International economic law — Belligerence — Occupation — Necessity — Armed conflict, international

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Angary is a right belligerent States enjoy in times of war, or international armed conflict, to use or destroy—in case of necessity and subject to indemnification—neutral property present in their, or in occupied, territory, such as merchant vessels and civil aircraft, their cars, or other objects. 2 The right of angary must be distinguished from other concepts in international law by which States are entitled to interfere with vessels, aircraft, or other objects belonging to another State or to foreign private individuals or companies (Colombos 571; Oppenheim...
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