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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Occupation, Military, Termination of

Adam Roberts

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 December 2019

Subject(s):
Armed forces — Peace treaties — Occupation — Military matters — Belligerence — Armed conflict — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Genocide — Self-determination

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The termination of military occupations, though associated with the idea of liberation, has never been a simple or trouble-free process. The main issues addressed here are the variety of processes by which occupations are terminated; the different end-States to which they can lead; and certain post-occupation issues that can arise, especially as regards the application of international rules relating to occupations. Particular attention is paid to the involvement of international organizations in certain cases of occupation; and the tendency of the international...
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