As stated in the introduction (Chapter 1), the doctrine of occupation was a necessary by-product of the evolving refinement of the concept of sovereignty. It extended the protection of the sovereign’s title also during military conflict. It resolved the “spatial problem” of exercising public authority over foreign citizens beyond national jurisdiction and protected the ousted sovereign’s bases of power. Due to this function, the law of occupation has been since its inception intimately related to the law of sovereignty, and to a large extent served as its...
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