The previous chapters have exposed the two essential challenges that the law of occupation faces. First, from the observation of the practice of contemporary occupants, and the examination of their motives not to recognize their status as occupants, one can extrapolate a pattern of denial that will probably persist in future occupations. Second, even when an occupant recognizes, at most on a de facto basis, its duty to abide by the 1907 Hague Regulations (“Hague Regulations”) and Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCIV), these laws can be interpreted by the...
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