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11 The Law on Post-Occupation: The Lasting Effects of the Occupant’s Legislation

From: The International Law of Occupation (2nd Edition)

Eyal Benvenisti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2023

Although the occupation regime is temporary and the occupant has no authority in the post-occupation phase, the legal, administrative, and judicial acts created during the period of occupation are likely to retain their validity or at least their effectiveness beyond that period. This is certainly the case with occupation acts that were compatible with the requirements of the law of occupation. But even if the occupant exceeded its mandate under that law, and even if it defied the law by purporting to annex, establish a puppet state, or in any other way, its...
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