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Part III Legal Regimes, Ch.7 Maritime Warfare

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Edited By: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, Tom Haeck (Assistant Editor), Alice Priddy (Assistant Editor)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 December 2023

Warfare, sea — Armed conflict — Military objectives — Ships / vessels — Seafarers — Territory, title — Civil aviation
This contribution deals with the principles and rules of international law applicable to international armed conflicts at sea, ie with the law of naval warfare and the law of maritime neutrality.1 Although naval engagements during non-international armed conflicts occurred in the past,2 the law governing such conflicts is not addressed here. The legal framework governing armed hostilities at sea is mostly covered by the Hague Conventions of 1907.3 Other treaties date back to 1856,4 1936,5 and, as regards the strictly humanitarian aspects, to 1949.6 In view of the...
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