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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Sequestration

Thomas Kleinlein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 May 2024

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

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

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 municipal...
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