- Diplomatic privileges — Protected persons and property — Customary international law
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1 Belligerents usually negotiate terms of a cease-fire or an armistice before they cease hostilities (German Federal Ministry of Defence, ‘Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts—Manual’  para. 491). However, peacetime diplomatic relations may have been severed. Thus, there is the need to take recourse to other means. In doing so belligerents may use many means, among them parlementaires (Henckaerts and Doswald-Beck [eds] Customary International Humanitarian Law vol I Rules 228). 2 The term ‘parlementaire’ is originally French and it was kept in the English...