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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Avril McDonald†, Hanna Brollowski

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2022

Armed conflict — Belligerence — Peace keeping — Reprisals

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The right to requisition arises under the laws and customs of war and occupation. A requisition is a formal authoritative demand by an occupying power or belligerent State for the temporary or permanent use of movable or immovable property or services, in return for compensation. Requisitions should be distinguished from the demands of monetary contributions by the civilian population and administration, which are also permitted, however, only during a period of occupation, not during times of war. The right to requisition is acquired by the occupant or...
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