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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Sequestration

Thomas Kleinlein

Subject(s):
Armed conflict — Belligerence — Occupation — Peace treaties — Conduct of hostilities

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

1 The term sequestration has its origins in Roman law. Today, the legal concept forms part of civil procedure in many domestic legal systems. As a matter of principle, sequestration denotes an order of a State, directed at persons subject to its jurisdiction, by which the State assumes temporary control over an object of private property without transfer of title ( Jurisdiction of States ). The purpose of sequestration is to hold an object in custody or to freeze an account in order to preserve it as a provisional measure or as a security instrument. Under...
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