- Belligerence — Armed conflict — Aggression — Self-defence — Conduct of hostilities
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 An armistice is an agreement concluded between two or more States waging war against each other. The expression is not used in non-international armed conflicts. The purport of an armistice agreement has undergone a radical change in the last century. Until the World Wars, an armistice meant an agreement designed to bring about a mere suspension of hostilities between belligerent parties who remained locked in a state of war with each other, and the expression was synonymous with truce. In contemporary international law, the locution employed in the general...