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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Safety Zones

Thomas Desch

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 July 2020

International humanitarian law — Territory — Use of force, war, peace and neutrality

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

1 In international law, the concept of ‘safety zones’ appears in two different contexts: the law of the sea, and in international humanitarian law (Humanitarian Law, International). 2 Under the law of the sea, safety zones may be established around different kinds of installations to ensure the safety of the installations themselves and of those navigating them. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea recognizes, in particular, the establishment of safety zones around artificial islands, installations and structures in the exclusive economic zone (Art....
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