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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Naval Warfare

Natalino Ronzitti

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

Subject(s):
Reprisals — Peace keeping — Warfare, sea — Ships / vessels — Territorial sea — Exclusive economic zone — Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949

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

1 Naval warfare is regulated both by customary and conventional international law (Armed Conflict, International). International conventional law sources go back to the Declaration respecting Maritime Law between Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Sardinia, and Turkey ([signed and entered into force 16 April 1856] 115 CTS 1; ‘1856 Paris Declaration’) abolishing privateering and establishing rules for blockade and prizes (Prize Law). But the first real work of codification, dictating a set of rules for almost all aspects of naval warfare, was laid down at the...
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