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The Functional Beginning of Belligerent Occupation

Since the mid-19th century military powers and various writers have tried to define the notion of belligerent occupation and, in particular, the beginning thereof. There are many situations in which a state of occupation is controversial or even denied. When is control so effective that an invasion turns into a state of belligerent occupation? What is the minimum area of a territory that can be occupied; a town, a hamlet, a house or what about a hill taken by the armed forces? This paper e...

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Editor's note

Cover photo UN / Marco Dormino.

  • Publisher : Graduate Institute Publications, The Graduate Institute | Geneva
  • Serie : eCahiers de l’Institut | 7
  • Place of publication : Genève
  • Year of publication : 2011
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 15 avril 2011
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9782940415441
  • Electronic ISBN : 9782940415489
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.iheid.75