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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Christian Schaller

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 January 2020

Armed forces — Belligerence — Armed conflict, international — Warfare, sea — Conduct of hostilities — Prisoners of war

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 term ‘contraband’, originating from the medieval Latin words contra bannum (‘against the ban’), is applied under international law to situations of international armed conflict (Armed Conflict, International) in order to describe certain goods which are destined to one of the conflict parties and which are susceptible to belligerent use (Belligerency). 2 During an international armed conflict each belligerent has a legitimate interest in interdicting the transfer of arms and other war materials to the enemy (Trading with the Enemy). Accordingly, the rules of...
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