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Part III Legal Regimes, Ch.8 The Law of Occupation

Philip Spoerri

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: 26 May 2024

Occupation — Belligerents — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Human rights remedies
For many years, occupation and the legal questions that it raised concerned a limited number of contexts such as the Palestinian territories, Northern Cyprus, or the brief occupation of Kuwait by Iraq. Most legal issues had been comprehensively discussed, if not necessarily agreed upon. In terms of legal topics to be explored, occupation appeared to be a topic of the past or at least a topic followed by a very small number of experts. Undeniably, the occupation of Iraq in 2003–04 brought the topic back into the focus of attention and raised a number of new...
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